Pirates rally in 9th, erupt in 10th to beat Braves 12-5

Matt Adams hit a two-run homer in his second start since being traded to Atlanta, Ender Inciarte had a career-high five hits and the Braves beat Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night.

Of course, that's easier to do when they're actually in their seats.

The winning pitcher was Luke Jackson (1-0), who retired the only batter he faced. He went six innings and gave up three runs, one on a home run. He is 1-0 in two career starts against Atlanta and has yet to allow a run in 13 career innings. Braves general manager John Coppolella said Saturday the club wouldn't have signed Loney if it knew it would be able to trade for Adams.

After struggling for the first four weeks of the season, veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon appears to be rounding back into form for the Atlanta Braves.

After waiting out a 3 1/2-hour rain delay, the Pirate needed just nine outs to pull out a victory.

The Braves pulled within 3-2 via single runs in the fourth and sixth. He had lasted at least six innings in eight straight starts and allowed no more than two earned runs in six consecutive starts. Adams went 3 for 5, hitting his third homer of the season to cut the lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the inning.

The alarm went off for roughly five second and screens around the park displayed warnings
The alarm went off for roughly five second and screens around the park displayed warnings

ATLANTA — An alarm and an emergency evacuation message on a sign board during the Atlanta Braves' game late Tuesday night turned out to be a false alarm.

Braves: RHP R.A. Dickey (3-4) will pitch on three days' rest. Pittsburgh RHP Jameson Taillon threw a 25-pitch side session on Tuesday, his first activity since undergoing surgery for testicular cancer.

Hurdle was ejected for the second straight night, this time in the first for arguing with home plate umpire Nic Lentz that Bell shouldn't have been called out for running outside the baseline at third. Pittsburgh OF Gregory Polanco (hamstring) took batting practice on Tuesday.

The Braves are expected to send third baseman Adonis Garcia to Triple-A Gwinnett for a rehab start before he is activated from the disabled list, where he has been since May 16 with left Achilles tendinitis.

OUR PREDICTION: The under is 9-4-2 in the Pirates' last 15 games versus a right-handed starter, is 5-1 in their last six road games versus a right-handed starter, and is 6-2-1 in their last nine games versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30. With Trevor Williams set to face Julio Teheran in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 9.5 runs. Still trying to regain his status as a staff ace, Teheran is 1-3 with an 8.55 ERA in four starts this month.

  • Julie Sanders