Randall Delgado wasn’t effective, and the Braves were mostly shut down by lefty Eric Bedard and the Pirates’ bullpen. It happens.
The Pirates took the lead in the first on a hit, a groundout, a wild pitch and a sac fly; the Pirates left two on after walks. A two-out double in the second made it 2-0 and a single made it 3-0, and in the third the Pirates left the bases loaded.
The Braves cut it to 3-1 when Dan Uggla singled in Martin Prado in the third, but back-to-back one-out doubles in the fifth put the Pirates up 4-1 and chased Delgado. Livan Hernandez put out the fire and he and Cristhian Martinez combined to shut out the Pirates the rest of the way. However, the Braves only got one more run (off of Chris Resop!), in the sixth, when Jason Heyward doubled leading off, stole third, and came home on a Juan Francisco groundout. Five of the last six Braves of the game struck out.