The NL East-leading Atlanta Braves (24-12) and lefty Chuck James held the slumping Pittsburgh Pirates (15-20) hitless until Jason Bay singled in the seventh, leading to a 9-2 victory and extending their winning streak to five Saturday night.
James (4-3, 4.04 ERA), who has never thrown complete game in 26 major league starts, was coming off a season-low 3.2 innings during a loss to San Diego. He allowed one hit in seven innings to give old school Bobby Cox his 2,195th managerial victory - the fourth most in the history of the game.
Not to down-play Chuck's outing, but the Pirates are the NL's least-productive club besides the Washington Nationals - scoring three runs or fewer in 19 of 35 games. Chris Duffy and Jack Wilson produced their two runs as starter Tony Armas fell to 0-3 with an 8.76 ERA.
Willie Harris went 4-for-5 for the Braves and Jeff Francoeur went 3-for-5, both driving in a run. Scott Thorman hit two homers (5 RBIs) while Andruw Jones and Brian McCann drove in a run a piece.