Pirates Beat Braves in 10 Innings, 4-3

Nady the hero again as Pittsburgh takes the rubber match
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 3, 2008 10:37 PM CDT
Atlanta Braves Matt Diaz (23) breaks up a double play after being forced out at second base by Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jack Wilson.   (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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(Newser) – Mike Hampton grimaced after throwing a warmup pitch, and the Atlanta Braves bullpen got ready for a long night—in the field and on the mound. Eventually, Xavier Nady and the Pittsburgh Pirates broke through. Nady, who hit two homers in the Pirates' extra-innings win in the series opener, drove in Nyjer Morgan with a 10th-inning single.

The Braves used seven pitchers after Mike Hampton's much-anticipated comeback was postponed by a chest injury suffered in pregame warmups. Jeff Bennett started in Hampton's place. The Pirates also have a new injury concern, after shortstop Jack Wilson left the game after straining his left calf.