Julio Teheran 1-hits Pirates, Braves Complete Sweep With Shutout Victory

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Teheran dominated the Pittsburgh offense and posted a career high in strikeouts. Evan Gattis and Gerald Laird homered for Atlanta.

Julio Teheran had undeniably the best game of his career.

Teheran carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning, simply dominating the Pirates en route to a 5-0 victory.

Pirates starter Wandy Rodriguez faced just four hitters in the first inning before leaving with forearm tightness, but Atlanta tagged him for a run on Chris Johnson's RBI groundout.

Teheran made the 1-0 lead stand; he threw first-pitch strikes to the first 12 hitters he faced and struck out six of the first nine hitters he faced.

Atlanta didn't score again until the sixth when Evan Gattis and Gerald Laird hit back-to-back home runs with one out. The Braves added their final runs in the seventh; first, with two on and no outs, Pittsburgh tried turning a double play on Freddie Freeman, but reliever Jared Hughes muffed the throw from second base which allowed Jason Heyward to score; next, with the bases loaded, Andrew McCutchen couldn't make a sliding catch on Dan Uggla's fly ball which allowed Freeman to score Atlanta's fifth and final run.

Meanwhile, Teheran continued mowing down Pirates hitters. Although he walked two (one should've been a strikeout) and hit two batters, he struck out a career-high, as well as team-high, 11 hitters in eight innings.

Teheran was four outs away from completing the no-hitter when pinch-hitter Brandon Inge singled with two outs in the eighth. David Carpenter completed the shutout win for Atlanta.

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