Tom Gorzelanny shook off Mark Teixeira's two-run homer in the first inning to shut out Atlanta during the rest of his 7 1-3 innings, Jason Bay homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates extended the Braves' road woes with a 5-2 victory tonight. Gorzelanny (3-3), skipped over for a start because of a lower back problem, allowed just five hits after a difficult first inning.
The Braves came to Pittsburgh after sweeping a six-game homestand against San Diego and Cincinnati, but have a major league-worst record of 4-13 on the road. The Braves own the majors' best home record of 14-4. Chuck James (2-2) struck out seven and walked four while giving up five runs and five hits over six innings.