Gattis, Correa lead McHugh, Astros over Pirates

Houston Astros pitcher Ken Giles, left, is congratulated by Evan Gattis after the Astros beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)
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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.