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Pirates snap Braves' winning streak at 6

PITTSBURGH - Freddy Sanchez singled home Brian Bixler with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

Sanchez went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and is 9-for-17 in four games since being moved to the top of the Pirates' lineup.

With one out in the ninth, Jose Bautista singled off Atlanta reliever Jeff Bennett (0-2). Bixler hit into a forceout at second, and Doug Mientkiewicz singled to put runners at first and third.

Mientkiewicz took second on fielder's indifference before Sanchez singled up the middle to give the Pirates their fourth straight win.

John Grabow (2-1) struck out one in a scoreless ninth to earn the win.

Brian McCann went 3-for-3 and Jeff Francoeur drove in two runs for Atlanta, which had won six straight.

Sanchez hit a two-out, two-run double off Tom Glavine in the seventh to put Pittsburgh in front 2-1. Bixler was thrown out at home on the play.

Francoeur tied it with a two-out RBI single in the eighth.

Atlanta slugger Chipper Jones, the major league's leading hitter with a .413 average, went 0-for-2 with two walks. Jones was held without a hit for the fourth time in 32 games this season.

Glavine allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings. He walked four and struck out three. The left-hander is winless in six starts this season.

Ian Snell went seven innings for the Pirates, allowing one run and two hits. He struck out five and walked six.

Snell, a career .060 hitter entering Friday night, also had a double in the sixth, his first hit of the season.

Notes: Glavine moved past Bob Feller and Warren Spahn and into 24th place on the career strikeout list. Glavine now has 2,584 Ks. ... Pirates reliever Damaso Marte had retired 22 straight batters before allowing a single to Mark Teixeira in the eighth. ... The Pirates had their first blown save of the season.