Braves 4, Pirates 0

Updated: October 3, 2012, 5:17 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Don't blame history. Don't blame 19 years of bad mojo. Clint Hurdle and the Pittsburgh Pirates don't want to hear it.

Following a 4-0 loss to Atlanta on Wednesday that left with the Pirates with a 79-83 record that extended their ignominious streak of under-.500 seasons to an even 20 in a row, the straight-talking manager offered no excuses about another promising summer gone awry.

"We needed to win more games," he said. "Our goal was to win more games."

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