Braves thump Pirates

Alex Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with a pair of runs batted in Wednesday, and the Atlanta Braves rolled to a 9-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.

The Braves won the game as -153 favorites, while the 12 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8.5) set by sportsbooks.

Martin Prado and Derrek Lee also drove in a pair of runs for the Braves. Derek Lowe earned the win for the Braves, allowing just eight hits and one run over six innings.

Zach Duke lasted just one inning for the Pirates, giving up six hits and four runs in the loss.