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Maholm, Pirates stymie Braves

Paul Maholm tossed a four-hit shutout through seven innings Friday, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-0 at PNC Park.

Pittsburgh won the game as -130 favorites, while the team’s played UNDER the posted over/under (8).

Nate McClouth went 2-for-4 at the plate, including a two-run homer. Matt Capps tossed a scoreless ninth to earn his third save.

Jeff Francoeur had three hits in the loss for the Braves. Jair Jurrjens gave up four hits and one run over 6 2-3 innings in suffering the defeat.