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Escobar, Braves trim Pirates

Yunel Escobar was 3-for-4 with two runs batted in to lead the Atlanta Braves past the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Atlanta won as -200 home favorites as the game played UNDER the 8.5-run total posted by oddsmakers.

Chipper Jones went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Braves, while Derek Lowe gave up three runs over seven innings to pick up the win for Atlanta.

Robinzon Diaz knocked in two runs for Pittsburgh, as Sean Burnett was tagged with the loss after coming into the game for Pirates starter Ross Ohlendorf.