After a disappointing series in St. Louis, the Pittsburgh Pirates continued their road trip Friday night with the first of three games against the Atlanta Braves. Jameson Taillon took the hill for the Bucs and delivered a strong performance, while the struggling offense did just enough to come away with a 3-2 victory.
Taillon continued his recent trend of strong starts, giving up two runs on five hits in seven innings. Keone Kela pitched a scoreless eighth inning, and Felipe Vazquez, despite giving up a pair of hits, closed things down in the ninth to earn his 29th save of the season.
The Pirates took the lead in the top of the second on a RBI single by Elias Diaz. A single by David Freese scored Starling Marte in the top of the sixth to make it a 2-0 lead.
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