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Braves 4, Pirates 2

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LaRoche homered twice and Smoltz shut down the Bucs. Smoltz (9-5, 3.45) went 7 innings, allowing 1 run on 6 hits, no walks, and struck out 6. I think that I can say that he's the only pitcher that I've had a consistent faith in over the past 2 years. Baez pitched a perfect 8th and Wickman allowed an unearned run while getting the save. The Braves had single runs from the 3rd inning through the 6th inning. LaRoche hit a solo homer to open the scoring in the 3rd. McCann had an RBI single in the 4th to make it 2-0. Giles doubled in a run in the 5th, and LaRoche homered in the 6th to cap the scoring. Offensive contributors: Adam LaRoche was 2-4 with his 21st and 22nd homer. Marcus Giles was 3-5 with a double and scored. Brian McCann was 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Jeff Francoeur was 1-3 with a double and drew a walk. Ramirez goes tomorrow against Paul Maholm. Hopefully we won't be disgusted.

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