Braves 3, Pirates 2

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Edgar Renteria hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 3-to-2 victory Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.

Matt Diaz hit his first home run since May 16th in support of Horacio Ramirez, who didn't get the win despite limiting the Pirates to two runs over 6 and two-thirds innings.

Paul Maholmheld the Braves to two runs and five hits over seven innings. Tyler Yates (1-1) got his first victory with Atlanta by getting the final out in the seventh, though he did allow Jack Wilson's RBI single that briefly tied it at 2.

After Danys Baez pitched a scoreless eighth, Bob Wickman finished up for his 19th save in 22 chances and his fourth in as many opportunities since being traded by the Indians to the Braves.

Salomon Torres (3-5) took the loss for the Pirates, who have dropped their last two since winning five in a row.

Willy Aybar started the eighth with a drive into the gap in left-center that left fielder Jason Bay dropped. Marcus Giles followed with a bunt single to the left of the pitcher's mound that Torres couldn't handle, and Renteria hit his sacrifice fly.

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