PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Freddy Sanchez's three-run double in the fifth
inning broke a scoreless tie, leading Zach Duke and the streaking
Pittsburgh Pirates past the Atlanta Braves 5-0 Monday in the first
game of a doubleheader.
Duke (2-2) shook off five walks and three errors behind him to
limit Atlanta to five hits over six shutout innings, and the
Pirates won their season-high sixth in a row. The Braves lost their seventh straight on the road. Atlanta has the majors' best home record (14-4) and worst road record (4-14).
Tim Hudson limited Pittsburgh to two hits and
an unearned run over seven innings and the Atlanta Braves halted
their seven-game road losing streak and the Pirates' six-game
winning streak with an 8-1 victory Monday in the second game of a
Hudson (6-2) won his third in a row. In the opener, Freddy Sanchez hit a three-run double and Zach Duke pitched six shutout innings as the Pirates won 5-0.
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