Gattis, Correa lead McHugh, Astros over Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer and Carlos Correa got two hits and scored twice, leading Collin McHugh and the Houston Astros over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 Wednesday.
The Astros won the interleague matchup between wild-card contenders for their fifth victory in six games. Pittsburgh has lost five of six.
McHugh (8-10) gave up three runs in five innings, ending an 0-4 rut in his last five starts. Ken Giles closed for his fifth save.
Gerrit Cole (7-9) allowed five runs in five innings. He has a 6.07 ERA through five August starts.