"Rebuilding" has become a loaded term. General managers will do whatever they can to avoid using that word, and the Atlanta Braves are masters at it.
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Alex Wood pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning to win for the first time in five starts, and the Atlanta Braves edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Sunday.
Braves end 5-game losing streak
A solo homer by Jace Peterson and an RBI single by Nick Markakis was all the Braves needed. Alex Wood (7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 K's), Jim Johnson and Jason Grilli combined for the 2-1 win. Full box score
Braves' Perez, Maybin collide in outfield
Atlanta's LF Eury Perez and CF Cameron Maybin ran deep into the gap after a Jordy Mercer fly ball. The pair ran into each other full speed and Perez was down on the ground for a couple of minutes. He left the game, walking on his own. Atlanta leads Pittsburgh 2-1 with 2 out in the 9th. Follow live
Braves looking to end losing streak
Atlanta -- losers of 5 straight -- are up 2-0 on Pittsburgh, thanks to 6 strong innings by Alex Wood. The lefty has struck out 7, giving up just 2 hits. Follow live
Pirates star Andrew McCutchen was hit in the left elbow by a pitch and exited during a five-run first inning as Pittsburgh sent the Atlanta Braves to their fifth straight loss, 8-4 Saturday.
Final: Pirates 8, Braves 4
Pedro Alvarez had a 2-run double in a 5-run 1st, as the Pittsburgh overcame the loss of Andrew McCutchen to an elbow injury. Box score
McCutchen leaves game: 3 of 3
X-rays for Andrew McCutchen's left elbow came back negative. McCutchen will be re-evaluated on Sunday.
McCutchen leaves game: 2 of 3
Andrew McCutchen took the fastball off the left elbow. McCutchen's season-high HBP was 10 in 2014 (146 games). This was McCutchen's 8th HBP this season (72 games).
McCutchen leaves game: 1 of 3
Julio Teheran wound up in the top of the first and uncorked a 91-mph fastball against Andrew McCutchen.
X-rays on McCutchen's elbow negative
Andrew McCutchen left today's game in the 1st inning after being hit by a pitch on the left elbow. However, X-rays on the elbow are negative, and the Pirates are beating the Braves 5-1 in the fifth. However, the game is delayed by rain.
Teheran's nightmare season continues
With 5 earned runs in the 1st inning vs. the Pirates, Julio Teheran's ERA ballooned to 5.12. The Braves starter was an All-Star with a 2.89 ERA in 2014. Follow live
Pirates: Andrew McCutchen has left Saturday's game vs. Braves in the 1st inning after taking a fastball off his elbow
McCutchen leaves game with elbow injury
Andrew McCutchen was hit on the left elbow by a pitch from the Braves' Julio Teheran in the first inning. Jung Ho Kang ran for him and later scored on a Pedro Alvarez double. Follow live
The Atlanta Braves have placed rookie starting pitcher Williams Perez on the 15-day disabled list with a bone bruise in his left foot.
No mercy from Mercer with walk-off
Jordy Mercer's RBI double in the bottom of the 10th lifted the Pirates past the Braves 3-2. Atlanta starter Williams Perez struggled after taking a liner off the foot in the 5th.
Jordy Mercer doubled home Andrew McCutchen with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Pirates hope to beat undefeated Perez
Four wins, zero losses. The Braves probably weren't expecting this from Williams Perez, but they'll surely take it. The issue is Atlanta's slumping offense, which faces Francisco Liriano tonight in Pittsburgh. Follow live
Braves vs Nationals
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