Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Wandy Rodriguez tossed seven spectacular innings and Pedro Alvarez hit a two-run homer, as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Atlanta Braves, 6-0, in the second test of a four-game series.
Garrett Jones knocked in two runs for the Pirates, who bounced back from a 6-4 loss in the series opener on Thursday. Jose Tabata had an RBI and a run scored.
Rodriguez (2-0) gave up just one hit and struck out five for Pittsburgh. Mark Melancon and Vin Mazzaro each pitched a scoreless inning of relief.
Atlanta starter Tim Hudson (2-1) gave up six runs on nine hits over four-plus innings.