When the Braves exited Atlanta on Wednesday, there did not seem to be reason to be too concerned about the shutout loss they had just suffered against the Royals. But as this weekend elapsed, it was apparent this potent lineup is in a serious funk. After being neutralized during the previous two games, the Braves' offense showed some life and chased Jonathan Sanchez after just three innings on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park. But their inability to take advantage of multiple scoring opportunities allowed the red-hot Pirates to conclude an impressive homestand with a 4-2 win.
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