PITTSBURGH (AP) - Paul Maholm combined with two relievers on a
six-hitter and the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Atlanta Braves
their fourth straight loss with a 3-0 victory Friday night.
Maholm (2-0) pitched seven innings, allowing four hits. The
left-hander, who worked around three walks, two hit batters and a
balk, lowered his ERA to 0.87 in winning his first home start of
John Grabow allowed two hits in the eighth inning, and Matt
Capps pitched a perfect ninth for his third save.
Nate McLouth hit a two-run homer and Freddy Sanchez added two
hits for Pittsburgh.
Jair Jurrjens (2-1) struck out seven in 6 2-3 innings for
Atlanta, allowing one run and four hits.