Jones and Norman homer leading Braves past Pirates

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday Feb. 27, 2009

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Chipper Jones and Greg Norton homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Friday in a spring training game.

For Pittsburgh, Tom Gorzelanny took the first step in putting his disappointing 2008 season behind him. The Pirates' left-hander worked out of a jam and tossed two scoreless innings.

Last season, Gorzelanny spent much of the year at Triple-AIndianapolis.

Atlanta's Kenshin Kawakami pitched two solid innings in his spring debut. The 33-year-old right-hander retired six of seven batters he faced, allowing just a single by Adam LaRoche, and struck out one.

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