McCutchen doubled and homered.
The Pirates pulled away late with a homer from Andrew McCutchen, beating Derek Lowe for the first time in his career against Pittsburgh. Clint Hurdle went to Joel Hanrahan with the tying run on first in the eighth inning as Pittsburgh prevented a third straight heart breaker with a 5-2 win.
Atlanta drew first blood. Nate McLouth led off the home half of the first aginst Kevin Correia with a single. One out later, Freddie Freeman singled him to third. With two gone Eric Hinske doubled and McLouth scored.
Pittsburgh tied it up in the second against Lowe. Lyle Overbay led off with a walk. Michael McKenry doubled and the Pirates had runners at second and third. Correia helped himself with an RBI single. But Xavier Paul hit into an inning double play.
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