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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bucs Outpitch Braves, Win 5-2

Pirates hurler Ross Ohlendorf outdueled Braves pitcher Javier Vazquez and the Pirates tacked on enough runs to defeat the Braves 5-2.

Ohlendorf, who was traded to Pittsburgh in the Xavier Nady-Damaso Marte deal, pitched six scoreless and walk-less innings, allowing just five hits and striking out three batters. Vazquez allowed five hits, one run and one walk in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out six batters.

Brian McCann was the only Brave with two hits. Bucs catcher Ryan Doumit went 2-3 with an RBI, walk and run scored. Shortstop Brian Bixler went 3-5 with a run.

Atlanta got both their runs off of former Brave Tyler Yates. Jeff Bennett and Rafael Soriano were tagged for two runs apiece.

W - Ross Ohlendorf (1-0)
L - Javier Vazquez (1-1)
S - Jesse Chavez (2)

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