Braves' Road Woes Continue

By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2008 9:42 PM CDT
Pittsburgh Pirates' Jason Bay (38) warms up as teammate Jason Michaels, background center, bats against Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Chuck James, background left,during a baseball game today.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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(Newser) – 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.