Pirates Take 3 Of 4 From Once-Red Hot Braves

| April 21, 2013

turner field 2Pittsburgh, PA- The Braves came into this weekend winners in 10 of their last 11 games, and riding high atop the NL East. Who’d have thought a trip to Pittsburgh would bring them back to reality?

Before a crowd of 20,873 on Sunday, the Pirates won the weekend series, taking 3 of 4 from Atlanta.  Six Pirate pitchers combined to hold the Braves to just 2 runs on Sunday afternoon, the cap on a frustrating weekend for the Braves offense.

The red-hot bats that propelled them to a 10-game winning streak have been seemingly cooled off for the time being, as the Braves have scored just 9 runs in the past 5 games (inc. 2 shutouts).

The Braves (13-5) now travel west to face a hot Rockies squad that entered Sunday on an 8-game winning streak.

Next up: at Colorado, Monday, 8:40pm.

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