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Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla (26) forces out Pittsburgh Pirates' Neil Walker (18) as he turns a double play on a Pedro Alvarez ground ball in the second inning of a baseball game Monday, April 30, 2012 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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Pirates break out of offensive funk, defeat Braves

ATLANTA -- Pedro Alvarez and Yamaico Navarro each hit two-run homers, and the Pittsburgh Pirates enjoyed a long-awaited offensive breakthrough as they beat the Atlanta Braves 9-3 on Monday night.. The Pirates, last in the major leagues with 58 runs in 22 games, almost doubled their previous season


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