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Almonte fuels rally as Braves surge past Pirates 14-3

Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Atlanta.
Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Atlanta.(AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Published: Jul. 8, 2021 at 12:00 AM EDT
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(AP) - Pinch-hitter Abraham Almonte had a go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth inning and added a two-run home run as the Atlanta Braves avoided a sweep by surging past the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-3.

Almonte put the Braves in front in the sixth with a sharp ground ball up the middle against Kyle Crick (1-1) that started a five-run outburst. Jacob Stallings hit a three-run homer for the Pirates.

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