Walker, Marte hit homers as hot Pirates top Braves 10-8 - CBS46 News

Walker, Marte hit homers as hot Pirates top Braves 10-8

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ATLANTA (AP) -

Neil Walker and Starling Marte homered, and the streaking Pittsburgh Pirates held off the Atlanta Braves 10-8 on Friday night.

Walker hit a three-run drive, a towering shot deep into the right-field seats off Williams Perez in the fifth inning. Marte's two-run homer off Luis Avilan (2-1) gave the Pirates a 6-4 lead in the sixth.

Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli drove in two runs with four hits, matching his career high.

The Pirates, coming off a three-game sweep at San Francisco, have won four straight and 12 of 14.

Charlie Morton (3-0) allowed four runs, three earned, in five innings.

Four Braves relievers combined to allow six runs. Atlanta's bullpen has given up 13 runs in the last three games -- all losses.

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