Braves Use Long Ball to Beat Bucs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Andruw Jones and Brian McCann hit back-to-back homers to start a six-run sixth inning and the Atlanta Braves routed Pittsburgh 9-1.

Tim Hudson improved to 9-5. He gave up five hits in seven shutout innings. He's 3-0 in his last four starts.

The Braves have won ten of 14. They pulled to within a game and a-half of the first-place New York Mets in the NL East.

The Braves had seven hits in the big inning in knocking Pirates starter Ian Snell, who is 7-6 with the loss.

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