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Medlen ends skid, Atlanta wins 7-2
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kris Medlen delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, in Atlanta. - photo by Associated Press
ATLANTA — Brian McCann, Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman each hit a two-run homer, helping Kris Medlen and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Monday night. Medlen (2-6) pitched seven solid innings for his first win since April 9, ending a career-worst, five-game skid over his previous nine starts. The right-hander allowed an unearned run and seven hits, lowering his ERA to 3.14.