The Pittsburgh Pirates were on the brink of their fourth consecutive series victory, but failed to put the Atlanta Braves away on Sunday afternoon
In recent weeks, the Pittsburgh Pirates had been playing better baseball. This included three straight seriews victories for the Bucs. Sunday afternoon in Atlanta, they were looking for their fourth consecutive series victory.
After splitting their first two games in Atlanta, the Pirates fell to the Braves on Sunday afternoon. Their 5-2 loss came in a game they led 2-1 in the 7th. With the loss, the Pirates dropped their series in Atlanta.
The series loss dropped the Pirates to 17-23-4 in series played this season. Overall, the Pirates are now 66-77. This 66-77 record puts the Pirates in fourth place in the National League Central, 3.0 games ahead of the last place St. Louis Cardinals.