ATLANTA, June 3 (UPI) -- Kris Medlen yielded just one unearned run over seven innings and Atlanta backed him with three homers Monday in the Braves' 7-2 win over Pittsburgh.
Medlen (2-6) posted his first victory since April 9 -- a span of 10 starts -- limiting the Pirates to seven hits. The right-hander didn't issue a walk and struck out six in tossing 68 of his 102 pitches for strikes.
Chris Johnson went 2-for-3 with an RBI as the National League East-leading Braves took a win in the opener of a three-game set.
A.J. Burnett (3-6) was roughed up for six runs on eight hits over five full innings for the Pirates, who fell for the third time in four games.