Pit 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Atl 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 5
Date of game: 6/4/2013

Recap: Atlanta vs. Pittsburgh

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Andrelton Simmons knocked in the game-winning run in the 10th inning to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in second installment of a three-game set at Turner Field.

With runners on first and second an one out, Simmons cracked a fly ball to deep right field, scoring Dan Uggla without a throw.

"It feels pretty good," Simmons said. "I went up there and tried to battle...and (got) the game-winning base hit, so that's pretty cool."

Simmons finished the game 3-for-5 with a run scored, B.J. Upton hit a two-run homer and Freddie Freeman doubled and drove in a pair of runs for the Braves, winners in four straight.

Anthony Varvaro (3-0) worked a perfect 10th inning to pick up the win. Starter Mike Minor gave up four runs -- two earned -- on four hits while fanning six.

Gaby Sanchez and Pedro Alvarez each cracked a solo shot and Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI for the Pirates, who have dropped four of their last five games.

"You're going to win some, you're going to lose some," McCutchen said. "We got the short end of the stick tonight. We just have to show up (Wednesday) and try to win."

Mark Melancon (1-1) was charged with the loss after giving up the game-winner. Pirates starter Jeff Locke was tagged for three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven.

Sanchez homered in the second to give the Pirates an early 1-0 lead.

McCutchen added a two-run double in the third to put Pittsburgh ahead 3-0. Jeff Locke reached on a fielder's choice and Jordy Mercer doubled to put runners on second and third for McCutchen, who laced a Tobago to left field.

The Braves countered with a pair of runs in the home half on Freddie Freeman's two-run double. Simmons walked and Heyward singled before Freeman laced a doubled down the line in left field.

Alvarez crushed a solo homer to left-center field in the fourth to make it 4-2, but B.J. Upton cracked a two-run shot in the sixth to knot things up at 4-4.

The Braves loaded the bases with two outs in the eighth inning, but reliever Tony Watson was able to get Simmons to ground out to first to end the threat.

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel stranded a pair of runners in the ninth, and Freeman drove a shot into deep right-center, but it was caught against the wall by McCutchen, sending the game to extras.

Game Notes

The Braves are 21-7 at home this season ... Minor hasn't lost since April 28 ... Simmons extended his hitting streak to 10 games ... Atlanta was just 2- for-14 with runners in scoring position and left 13 runners on base ... The Pirates are 4-2 in extra-inning games this season ... Locke hasn't been charged with a loss since April 7 -- his only defeat of the season.

NASCAR News
Kyle Busch aiming for another trifecta at Bristol

In August 2010, Busch won the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Truck Series races at Bristol on the same week, becoming the first driver in NASCAR history to accomplish that feat. One year ago here, he took the checkered flag for the Nationwide and Truck events but finished 11th in the Sprint Cup race. He had to start from the rear of the field after he had wrecked in qualifying.

Tingelhoff selected as senior nominee for Pro Football HOF

Minnesota Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff was selected as the senior nominee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2015.

Pirates activate Cole from DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated pitcher Gerrit Cole from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday and recalled him from his rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis.

Longtime NBA ref Bavetta retiring

Dick Bavetta, who set an ironman streak among NBA referees, is retiring after 39 years, the league announced Tuesday.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.