Former Pirate McLouth helps Braves top Pittsburgh

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Nate McLouth scored a run to lead off the
first inning against his former team, Kenshin Kawakami pitched two
scoreless innings in his spring training debut and the Atlanta
Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.

Kawakami struck out two, and Brooks Conrad had two doubles in
three at-bats for Atlanta.

Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton, who was part of the deal that
sent McLouth to the Braves last year, allowed one hit and one run
in two innings but walked three. Reliever Brian Burriss walked four
and gave up two runs for the Pirates to take the loss. Pirates
pitchers walked 10 batters.

Andy LaRoche homered for Pittsburgh.

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