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Nady's a blast
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Pirates 12, Braves 11
Teammates congratulate Xavier Nady on his solo homer in the eighth. (John Bazemore/AP)
With the help of Xavier Nady's second homer of the night, a three-run blast in the 12th, the Pirates edged out the Braves in extra innings, giving John Russell his first managerial victory on Opening Day.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (1-0)
Won 1
Pittsburgh 12, Atlanta 11   ATL
Atlanta (0-2)
Lost 2
March 31, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 1 0 1 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 3   12 17 0
Atlanta
0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 2   11 12 3
Standings thru 3/31/08  |  Recap: PIT | ATL  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Braves stats
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
McLouth, CF5234112.600
Sanchez, F, 2B5030101.600
Bay, LF6100113.000
LaRoche, 1B6120126.333
Nady, RF7444025.571
Doumit, C7130013.429
Bautista, 3B5112033.200
Wilson, SS4100201.000
Snell, P1000002.000
  a-Morgan, PH11100001.000
  Yates, P0000000.000
  b-Mientkiewicz, PH1000002.000
  Grabow, P0000000.000
  c-Gomez, PH0000100.000
  Marte, P0000000.000
  Capps, P0000000.000
  Osoria, P1000010.000
Totals4912171071128 

a-Doubled for Snell in the 7th. b-Flied out for Yates in the 8th. c-Walked for Grabow in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: LaRoche (1, Glavine), Bautista (1, Glavine), Nady (1, Resop), Morgan (1, Ohman), Sanchez, F (1, Soriano).
HR: Nady 2 (2, 8th inning off Acosta, 0 on, 0 out; 12th inning off Boyer, 2 on, 2 out), McLouth (1, 8th inning off Acosta, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: McLouth 6; Sanchez, F 4; LaRoche 3; Nady 11; Doumit 3; Bautista 2; Morgan 2.
RBI: McLouth 4 (4), Bautista 2 (2), Nady 4 (4).
2-out RBI: McLouth 4; Nady 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Snell; Nady; LaRoche; McLouth; Doumit.
S: Snell; McLouth; Bautista; Sanchez, F.
GIDP: LaRoche.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
PO: McLouth (1st base by McCann).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Wilson-Sanchez, F-LaRoche, Sanchez, F-Wilson).

 
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Johnson, 2B2110000.333
  Prado, 2B3100100.000
Escobar, SS4233210.429
Jones, C, 3B6123012.300
Teixeira, 1B6000015.100
McCann, C6123000.300
Francoeur, RF5111121.222
Kotsay, CF4220201.286
Diaz, LF6011014.111
Glavine, P1100111.000
  Resop, P0000000.000
  Ohman, P0000000.000
  Moylan, P0000000.000
  Ring, P0000000.000
  a-Blanco, PH1000000.000
  Acosta, P0000000.000
  Bennett, P0000000.000
  b-Gotay, PH0100100.000
  Soriano, P0000000.000
  c-Pena, PH1000001.000
  Boyer, P0000000.000
  d-Miller, PH1000001.000
Totals461112118716 

a-Grounded out for Ring in the 7th. b-Walked for Bennett in the 9th. c-Hit into a double play for Soriano in the 10th. d-Flied out for Boyer in the 12th.

BATTING
2B: Kotsay (1, Osoria).
3B: Escobar (1, Snell).
HR: McCann (1, 4th inning off Snell, 0 on, 0 out), Francoeur (1, 12th inning off Osoria, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Johnson; Escobar 5; Jones, C 2; McCann 5; Francoeur 4; Kotsay 3; Diaz.
RBI: Escobar 3 (3), Jones, C 3 (4), McCann 3 (3), Francoeur (1), Diaz (1).
2-out RBI: McCann 2; Francoeur; Diaz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teixeira; Glavine.
GIDP: Teixeira.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Johnson (1, fielding), Escobar (1, throw), Jones, C (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Kotsay (Wilson at home).
DP: (Escobar-Teixeira).
Pickoffs: McCann (McLouth at 1st base).

 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Snell 6.07442316.00
Yates 1.00001100.00
Grabow 1.00000100.00
Marte 0.102221054.00
Capps 0.223320040.50
Osoria (W, 1-0)3.03221116.00
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Glavine 5.07212301.80
Resop (H, 1)1.01110009.00
Ohman (H, 1)0.11100000.00
Moylan (BS, 1)0.10000005.40
Ring 0.10000100.00
Acosta 0.234411254.00
Bennett 1.12112206.75
Soriano 1.01001100.00
Boyer (L, 0-1)2.023313113.50

WP: Snell, Acosta, Bennett.
IBB: LaRoche (by Soriano).
Pitches-strikes: Snell 90-56, Yates 14-7, Grabow 13-9, Marte 19-10, Capps 21-8, Osoria 38-24, Glavine 97-52, Resop 15-11, Ohman 6-4, Moylan 6-4, Ring 4-3, Acosta 27-15, Bennett 32-17, Soriano 18-8, Boyer 37-21.
Ground outs-fly outs: Snell 9-6, Yates 1-1, Grabow 1-1, Marte 0-0, Capps 0-2, Osoria 4-4, Glavine 7-3, Resop 3-0, Ohman 1-0, Moylan 1-0, Ring 0-0, Acosta 0-1, Bennett 2-0, Soriano 0-2, Boyer 1-2.
Batters faced: Snell 26, Yates 4, Grabow 3, Marte 3, Capps 6, Osoria 12, Glavine 22, Resop 4, Ohman 2, Moylan 2, Ring 1, Acosta 6, Bennett 9, Soriano 5, Boyer 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Capps 2-2, Moylan 1-1, Ring 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 56 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, R to L.
T: 4:28.
Att: 45,269.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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