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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Pirates Burn Atlanta

PITTSBURGH () -- John Smoltz's second wild pitch of the sixth inning led to both Pittsburgh runs in a 2-1 win. The Pirates ended the Atlanta Braves' nine-game winning streak, their longest since a 13-game streak in 1992.


Steve Parris (2-2), who had allowed 11 runs over 8 1/3 innings in his two most recent starts, pitched five-hit ball over seven innings Wednesday night. It was the third consecutive excellent outing by a Pirates' rookie starter.


Parris, striking out nine and walking three, followed complete-game victories by John Ericks and Esteban Loaiza with his best start since his mid-June callup.


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