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Jones singles in finale, Braves top Pirates 4-0

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  • Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones acknowledges fans as he heads for the locker room Wednesday following a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the final game of the regular baseball season in Pittsburgh.

      Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones acknowledges fans as he heads for the locker room Wednesday following a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the final game of the regular baseball season in Pittsburgh.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Jason Heyward singled twice and scored two runs as the playoff-bound Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 in their regular-season finale on Wednesday.

Chipper Jones added a pinch-hit single in his final regular-season at-bat for Atlanta, which hosts St. Louis in the wild-card playoff on Friday.

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Luis Avilan (1-0) won on a day the Braves used eight pitchers to hold Pittsburgh to four hits. Ben Sheets started and pitched one scoreless inning in his last major league appearance.

A.J. Burnett (16-10) gave up four runs in 5 2-3 innings for Pittsburgh. The Pirates finished 79-83, extending their record streak of losing seasons to 20.

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