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Atlanta Braves drop 10-8 decision to streaking Pittsburgh Pirates
Atlanta Braves left fielder Kelly Johnson steals second base as Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker handles the late throw in the first inning of Friday's game in Atlanta. - photo by John Bazemore
ATLANTA — Neil Walker and Starling Marte homered, and the streaking Pittsburgh Pirates held off the Atlanta Braves 10-8 on Friday night. Walker hit a three-run drive, a towering shot deep into the right-field seats off Williams Perez in the fifth inning. Marte’s two-run homer off Luis Avilan (2-1) gave the Pirates a 6-4 lead in the sixth.
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