McCann homers twice, Braves with 5th straight

ATLANTA (AP) Now that his knee is healthy, Brian McCann showed he has plenty of power left at 35 years old.

McCann hit one of four Atlanta homers in the second inning and took Pirates starter Chris Archer deep again with a tiebreaking, three-run shot in the sixth to help the Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 on Tuesday night.

''It probably hurt me for a little bit there, but once I got it fixed and I came back in September last year, I knew I could make an aggressive move on the baseball,'' he said. ''I'm healthy. I feel good. Got my bat speed back.''

The Braves, tied for first in the NL East, have won five straight. The game was called following a 1-hour, 48-minute rain delay after eight innings.

McCann put the Braves up 7-4 in the sixth, pulling a fastball into the right-field seats. He made a winner of Touki Toussaint (4-0), who relieved after another ineffective start by Mike Foltynewicz.

The Braves hit four homers off Archer to take a 4-2 lead in the second as Josh Donaldson and Nick Markakis went back-to-back and were followed one batter later by McCann and Ozzie Albies.

Donaldson's ninth homer ricocheted off the right-field foul pole, and Markakis followed with a 417-foot homer to center, his sixth of the year. McCann's opposite-field shot sailed into left-center. He was followed by Albies, who pulled his 10th homer into the right-field seats.

''We have speed, we're athletic, we make you throw strikes,'' said McCann, who's back with the Braves after five years in the AL. ''We're tough to get through on a nightly basis from top to bottom, so it's nice to show it again tonight.''

Archer gave up seven runs and eight hits with two walks while striking out eight in six innings. He had won two straight starts after dropping five in a row. His five homers allowed were a single-game career high.

''Man, I was throwing stuff right down the middle,'' Archer said. ''No matter how hard you're throwing, how good your stuff was the inning before or the game before, if you throw stuff down the middle, you're going to get blasted and they're an aggressive team. They jumped me. I didn't make the adjustment. That was pretty much the ballgame.''

Foltynewicz's ERA rose 13 points to 6.02. He threw a wild pitch that advanced two runners in the first and trailed 2-0 on Josh Bell's two-run single. He began the third by walking the pitcher. He walked Bell to begin the fourth and allowed him to score when Colin Moran's double made it 4-3.

The Pirates tied it at 4-all in the fifth when Kevin Newman singled, advanced to third on Corey Dickerson's single and scored on a grounder.

Foltynewicz, a first-time All-Star last season, allowed four runs and five hits with four walks and five strikeouts in five innings. Toussaint allowed two hits and struck out two in 1 2/3 innings.

Bryan Reynolds' pinch-hit, RBI triple off Anthony Swarzak cut the lead to 7-5 in the eighth.

A.J. Minter was back with the Braves for the first time since getting sent to the minors five weeks ago and losing the closer's role. He allowed one run and one hit with one strikeout in one inning.

BEEN A WHILE

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the Pirates allowed four homers in an inning was July 8, 1956, against the New York Giants when Willie Mays, Hank Thompson, Daryl Spencer and Wes Westrum went deep in the fourth at the Polo Grounds. ... The last time the Braves homered four times in an inning was May 28, 2003, when Rafael Furcal, Mark DeRosa, Gary Sheffield and Javy Lopez went deep in the first off Cincinnati starter Jeff Austin. ... The last time the Braves hit consecutive homers twice in the same inning was June 8, 1965 when Milwaukee's Joe Torre, Felipe Alou, Hank Aaron and Gene Oliver went deep in the 10th inning at the Chicago Cubs.

NOTABLE

Bell has 60 RBIs and began the game leading the majors.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Atlanta placed RHP Kevin Gausman on the injured list with plantar fasciitis. ... Pirates RHP Chris Stratton, sidelined with right side discomfort, was to begin a rehab assignment with Indianapolis.

MORE MCCANN

McCann's first homer was his first as a Brave in Atlanta since September 13, 2013, against San Diego. ... The second, his fifth of the season, gave him 15 career multi-homer games.

UP NEXT

Pirates: RHP Mitch Keller (0-1, 13.50 ERA) is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis and make his second career start.

Braves: RHP Mike Soroka (7-1, 1.38 ERA) will face Pittsburgh for the first time. The 21-year-old is 6-0 with a 1.01 ERA in eight night starts this season, a span of 53 2/3 innings.

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ATL38-29
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  • W: T. Toussaint (4-0)L: C. Archer (3-6)S: A. Swarzak (4)
  • HR: ATL - B. McCann 2 (5), N. Markakis (6), J. Donaldson (9), O. Albies (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Dickerson LF40100013.190.292.381.6730.5
S. Marte CF31010113.286.328.471.7992.5
J. Bell 1B31120102.324.390.6561.0465.0
C. Moran 3B30110012.274.332.475.8062.5
a- J. Kang PH-3B10100000.141.206.323.5291.0
G. Polanco RF30000021.245.308.434.741-1.0
b- M. Cabrera PH-RF11000001.333.373.460.8331.0
A. Frazier 2B40100022.253.312.365.6770.0
J. Stallings C20000101.226.273.226.4991.0
c- B. Reynolds PH10110000.344.396.550.9464.0
K. Crick P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Archer P20000113.056.150.056.2060.5
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d- E. Diaz PH-C10000001.280.312.356.6680.0
  • a-singled for Moran in the 8th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Polanco in the 8th
  • c-tripled for Stallings in the 8th
  • d-fouled out for Neverauskas in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Acuna CF40200000.281.362.492.8545.0
D. Swanson SS40200011.266.319.484.8030.5
F. Freeman 1B40000013.306.395.589.984-0.5
J. Donaldson 3B41111022.237.355.429.7845.0
N. Markakis RF22111202.278.370.439.8109.0
A. Riley LF41100021.277.318.574.8921.0
C. Culberson LF0000-000.362.404.638.000-
B. McCann C42242010.282.341.464.80513.5
O. Albies 2B31111110.270.338.445.7836.5
M. Foltynewicz P20000010.063.063.063.125-0.5
T. Toussaint P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
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L. Jackson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-struck out for Swarzak in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Moran (9)
  • 3B - B. Reynolds (2)
  • RBI - S. Marte (31), J. Bell 2 (60), C. Moran (35), B. Reynolds (21)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Reynolds (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Marte, J. Bell, C. Moran, C. Archer 3 (3), E. Diaz
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Acuna (8)
  • HR - J. Donaldson (9), N. Markakis (6), B. McCann 2 (5), O. Albies (10)
  • RBI - J. Donaldson (26), N. Markakis (34), B. McCann 4 (24), O. Albies (29)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Swanson, N. Markakis 2 (2), A. Riley, M. Joyce
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Newman (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - R. Acuna (9)
  • CS - D. Swanson (3)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Stallings
FIELDING
  • DP - (Albies-Donaldson-Freeman)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Archer (L, 3-6)6.08772855.731.470.0
D. Neverauskas1.020001014.543.001.5
K. Crick1.00001202.531.133.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Archer (L, 3-6)6.0
D. Neverauskas1.0
K. Crick1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Foltynewicz5.05444506.021.324.5
T. Toussaint (W, 4-0)1.22000204.001.309.0
A. Minter (H, 2)1.01110109.752.251.5
A. Swarzak (S, 4)0.11000003.331.276.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Foltynewicz5.0
T. Toussaint (W, 4-0)1.2
A. Minter (H, 2)1.0
A. Swarzak (S, 4)0.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 108-67, D. Neverauskas 19-11, K. Crick 21-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 5-4, D. Neverauskas 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Archer 27, D. Neverauskas 5, K. Crick 4
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Foltynewicz (2)
  • IBB - M. Foltynewicz (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Foltynewicz 96-63, T. Toussaint 24-16, A. Minter 12-8, A. Swarzak 8-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Foltynewicz 3-6, T. Toussaint 1-2, A. Minter 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Foltynewicz 23, T. Toussaint 7, A. Minter 4, A. Swarzak 2
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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ATL38-29
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K. Newman SS42300001.310.358.421.7787.0
C. Dickerson LF40100013.190.292.381.6730.5
S. Marte CF31010113.286.328.471.7992.5
J. Bell 1B31120102.324.390.6561.0465.0
C. Moran 3B30110012.274.332.475.8062.5
a- J. Kang PH-3B10100000.141.206.323.5291.0
G. Polanco RF30000021.245.308.434.741-1.0
b- M. Cabrera PH-RF11000001.333.373.460.8331.0
A. Frazier 2B40100022.253.312.365.6770.0
J. Stallings C20000101.226.273.226.4991.0
c- B. Reynolds PH10110000.344.396.550.9464.0
K. Crick P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Archer P20000113.056.150.056.2060.5
D. Neverauskas P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
d- E. Diaz PH-C10000001.280.312.356.6680.0
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  • a-singled for Moran in the 8th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Polanco in the 8th
  • c-tripled for Stallings in the 8th
  • d-fouled out for Neverauskas in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Acuna CF40200000.281.362.492.8545.0
D. Swanson SS40200011.266.319.484.8030.5
F. Freeman 1B40000013.306.395.589.984-0.5
J. Donaldson 3B41111022.237.355.429.7845.0
N. Markakis RF22111202.278.370.439.8109.0
A. Riley LF41100021.277.318.574.8921.0
C. Culberson LF0000-000.362.404.638.000-
B. McCann C42242010.282.341.464.80513.5
O. Albies 2B31111110.270.338.445.7836.5
M. Foltynewicz P20000010.063.063.063.125-0.5
T. Toussaint P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
A. Minter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Swarzak P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Joyce PH10000011.300.400.517.917-0.5
L. Jackson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Swarzak in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Moran (9)
  • 3B - B. Reynolds (2)
  • RBI - S. Marte (31), J. Bell 2 (60), C. Moran (35), B. Reynolds (21)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Reynolds (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Marte, J. Bell, C. Moran, C. Archer 3 (3), E. Diaz
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Acuna (8)
  • HR - J. Donaldson (9), N. Markakis (6), B. McCann 2 (5), O. Albies (10)
  • RBI - J. Donaldson (26), N. Markakis (34), B. McCann 4 (24), O. Albies (29)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Swanson, N. Markakis 2 (2), A. Riley, M. Joyce
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Newman (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - R. Acuna (9)
  • CS - D. Swanson (3)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Stallings
FIELDING
  • DP - (Albies-Donaldson-Freeman)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Archer (L, 3-6)6.08772855.731.470.0
D. Neverauskas1.020001014.543.001.5
K. Crick1.00001202.531.133.0
Total8.010773115---
PITCHERSIP
C. Archer (L, 3-6)6.0
D. Neverauskas1.0
K. Crick1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Foltynewicz5.05444506.021.324.5
T. Toussaint (W, 4-0)1.22000204.001.309.0
A. Minter (H, 2)1.01110109.752.251.5
A. Swarzak (S, 4)0.11000003.331.276.0
Total8.0955480---
PITCHERSIP
M. Foltynewicz5.0
T. Toussaint (W, 4-0)1.2
A. Minter (H, 2)1.0
A. Swarzak (S, 4)0.1
Total8.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 108-67, D. Neverauskas 19-11, K. Crick 21-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 5-4, D. Neverauskas 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Archer 27, D. Neverauskas 5, K. Crick 4
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Foltynewicz (2)
  • IBB - M. Foltynewicz (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Foltynewicz 96-63, T. Toussaint 24-16, A. Minter 12-8, A. Swarzak 8-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Foltynewicz 3-6, T. Toussaint 1-2, A. Minter 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Foltynewicz 23, T. Toussaint 7, A. Minter 4, A. Swarzak 2
  • 8TH INNING
    Reynolds tripled to deep right, Cabrera scored57
  • 6TH INNING
    McCann homered to right, Markakis and Riley scored47
  • 5TH INNING
    Marte reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Newman scored, Dickerson out at second44
  • 4TH INNING
    Moran doubled to deep right, Bell scored34
  • 2ND INNING
    Albies homered to right24
    McCann homered to center23
    Markakis homered to center22
    Donaldson homered to right21
  • 1ST INNING
    Bell singled to center, Newman and Marte scored20
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jung Ho Kang hit for Colin Moran
    • J. Kang: Kang singled to left
    • Melky Cabrera hit for Gregory Polanco
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Cabrera reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Moran out at second
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • Bryan Reynolds hit for Jacob Stallings
    • Anthony Swarzak relieved A.J. Minter
    • B. Reynolds: Foul, Ball, Reynolds tripled to deep right, Cabrera scored
    • Elias Diaz hit for Dovydas Neverauskas
    • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Diaz fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kyle Crick pitching
    • A. Riley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Riley lined out to second
    • B. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Albies walked
    • Matt Joyce hit for Anthony Swarzak
    • M. Joyce: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Joyce struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • T. Toussaint Pitching:
    • K. Newman: Newman singled to left center
    • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Dickerson popped out to shortstop
    • S. Marte: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Marte struck out looking
    • A.J. Minter relieved Touki Toussaint
    • J. Bell: Bell flied out to center
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Dovydas Neverauskas relieved Chris Archer
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Acuna doubled to left center
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Swanson reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • F. Freeman: Foul, Freeman reached on fielder's choice to second, Acuna to third, Swanson out at second
    • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Donaldson struck out looking
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Markakis lined out to center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Touki Toussaint relieved Mike Foltynewicz
    • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
    • A. Frazier: Frazier singled to left
    • J. Stallings: Stallings flied out to center
    • C. Archer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Archer grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Donaldson grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Markakis walked
    • A. Riley: Foul, Riley singled to right, Markakis to second
    • B. McCann: Ball, Ball, Ball, McCann homered to right, Markakis and Riley scored
    • O. Albies: Foul, Albies grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Toussaint: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Toussaint struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • K. Newman: Ball, Newman singled to left
    • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Dickerson singled to left, Newman to third
    • S. Marte: Marte reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Newman scored, Dickerson out at second
    • J. Bell: Pickoff attempt, Bell flied out to left
    • C. Moran: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Moran struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Acuna grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Swanson: Swanson singled to left
    • F. Freeman: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Freeman lined out to center
    • J. Donaldson: Pickoff attempt, Swanson caught stealing second, pitcher to first to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bell walked
    • C. Moran: Moran doubled to deep right, Bell scored
    • G. Polanco: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
    • A. Frazier: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • J. Stallings: Stallings intentionally walked
    • C. Archer: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Archer struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • B. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, McCann lined out to right
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Albies struck out swinging
    • M. Foltynewicz: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Foltynewicz struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • C. Archer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Archer walked
    • K. Newman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Newman fouled out to third
    • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
    • S. Marte: Foul, Marte lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
    • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Donaldson struck out looking
    • N. Markakis: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Markakis walked
    • A. Riley: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Riley struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Foul, Polanco fouled out to third
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Frazier grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Stallings: Foul, Ball, Stallings flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • J. Donaldson: Foul, Donaldson homered to right
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Markakis homered to center
    • A. Riley: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Riley struck out looking
    • B. McCann: Ball, McCann homered to center
    • O. Albies: Albies homered to right
    • M. Foltynewicz: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foltynewicz grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Acuna: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Acuna singled to left
    • D. Swanson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Acuna stole second, Acuna to third on catcher Stallings throwing error, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Swanson flied out to center
    • End of the 2nd (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • K. Newman: Newman reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dickerson fouled out to first
    • S. Marte: Foul, Ball, Ball, Newman stole second, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Marte walked
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Newman to third, Marte to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Bell singled to center, Newman and Marte scored
    • C. Moran: Foul, Ball, Ball, Moran grounded into double play second to third to first, Bell out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Acuna flied out to right
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Swanson struck out looking
    • F. Freeman: Foul, Freeman grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)