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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Slumping Clint Barmes had a pair of run-scoring singles for his first two RBIs of the season, including a tiebreaking hit in the sixth inning that led the Pittsburgh Pirates over Atlanta 4-2 Sunday for their third straight win over the Braves.

Barmes began the day with an .093 batting average and was in an 0 for 14 slide.

Atlanta led 2-0 in the second when Pedro Alvarez singled and scored on Russell Martin's double, and Barmes followed with a tying single.

Then in the sixth, Neil Walker singled leading off against Kris Medlen (1-2), advanced to third on Alvarez's flyout and Martin's groundout, and scored on Barmes' single to shortstop. Andrelton Simmons gloved the ball near second but couldn't get the throw to first in time as Barmes raised his average to .130 with a 2 for 3 day.

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