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MLB: Atlanta 4, Pittsburgh 2 (11 innings)

May 25, 2011 at 4:20 PM

PITTSBURGH, May 25 (UPI) -- Brooks Conrad socked a pinch-hit homer in the 11th inning Wednesday, boosting the Atlanta Braves to a 4-2 decision over Pittsburgh.

Brian McCann got a one-out single off Jeff Karstens (3-3) in the top of the 11th. Wilkin Ramirez came in to run for him and Conrad then golfed a 1-2 pitch over the right-center field fence for a two-run Braves lead.

Craig Kimbrel made the advantage hold up in the bottom of the frame, retiring the Pirates in order, and George Sherrill (1-0) earned the win thanks to a scoreless 10th for Atlanta, which swept a two-game series in Pittsburgh.

Eric Hinkse hit a solo homer and Chipper Jones added an RBI for the Braves.

Steve Pearce went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI, including a game-tying solo homer in the seventh, in Pittsburgh's loss.

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