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.