PITTSBURGH (AP) - Ryan Doumit homered with two outs in the 10th
inning off Takashi Saito for his third hit, helping the Pittsburgh
Pirates beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Sunday and avoid a
Doumit's first career game-ending homer was his fourth of the
season and ended Atlanta's five-game winning streak and
Pittsburgh's three-game losing streak. The Pirates averaged only
two runs while dropping seven of their previous eight at home.
Saito (0-2) retired the first two batters in the 10th before
Doumit drove a waist-high pitch into the right field seats, only
the sixth homer by Pittsburgh in its last 21 home games.
Octavio Dotel (2-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the victory,
stranding two runners by striking out Martin Prado, who went 0 for
5 while twice grounding into double plays.
The Braves had won 10 of 12 overall and their last 10 against NL