ATLANTA, July 28 (UPI) -- Andrew McCutchen put Pittsburgh in front with a fifth-inning double Thursday and added a two-run homer, sending the Pirates to a 5-2 win over Atlanta.
Pittsburgh, which has surprisingly become a factor in the National League Central race, had lost five of its previous seven.
Kevin Correia gave up nine hits over 6 1/3 innings but limited the damage to two runs to get the victory. Joel Hanrahan recorded the final four outs to collect his 30th save.
Derek Lowe (6-9) suffered the loss, allowing three runs on eight hits in five innings.