Brian 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.

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 the eighth inning.

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.

Atlanta Braves' Brian McCann watches his three-run home run sail toward right field during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Atlanta Braves’ Brian McCann watches his three-run home run sail toward right field during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

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.

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.

Atlanta Braves' Nick Markakis (22) is congratulated as he enters the dugout after hitting a home run to center field during the second inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Atlanta Braves’ Nick Markakis (22) is congratulated as he enters the dugout after hitting a home run to center field during the second inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

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.

Foltynewicz let

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.

Pittsburgh Pirates' Chris Archer reacts as Atlanta Braves' Brian McCann runs bases after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Chris Archer reacts as Atlanta Braves’ Brian McCann runs bases after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

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.

Atlanta Braves' Ozzie Albies celebrates as he enters the dugout after hitting a home run over against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Atlanta Braves’ Ozzie Albies celebrates as he enters the dugout after hitting a home run over against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

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

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Chris Archer kneels at the mound as Atlanta Braves' Brian McCann runs bases after a home run to center field in the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Chris Archer kneels at the mound as Atlanta Braves’ Brian McCann runs bases after a home run to center field in the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

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.

Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. advances to third base after stealing second as Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Adam Frazier, right, watches a missed throw by catcher Jacob Stallings during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. Stallings was charged with a throwing error. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Atlanta Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr. advances to third base after stealing second as Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Adam Frazier, right, watches a missed throw by catcher Jacob Stallings during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. Stallings was charged with a throwing error. (AP Photo/John Amis)

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

Atlanta Braves' Brian McCann watches his three-run home run sail toward right field during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Atlanta Braves’ Brian McCann watches his three-run home run sail toward right field during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

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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Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. steals second base as a throw from Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings gets by second baseman Adam Frazier, left, during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. Stallings was charged with a throwing error and Acuna advanced to third base. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Atlanta Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr. steals second base as a throw from Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings gets by second baseman Adam Frazier, left, during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. Stallings was charged with a throwing error and Acuna advanced to third base. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Starling Marte watches as fans in center field try to catch Atlanta Braves' Brian McCann's home run ball during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Starling Marte watches as fans in center field try to catch Atlanta Braves’ Brian McCann’s home run ball during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a line drive single by Josh Bell during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Starling Marte celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a line drive single by Josh Bell during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson forces out Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell (55) before throwing out Colin Moran at first base for a double play during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson forces out Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Bell (55) before throwing out Colin Moran at first base for a double play during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Kevin Newman safely slides to third base from second on a wild pitch by Atlanta Braves' Mike Foltynewicz during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Kevin Newman safely slides to third base from second on a wild pitch by Atlanta Braves’ Mike Foltynewicz during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Atlanta Brave' Brian McCann watches his home run sail to center field during the second inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Atlanta Brave’ Brian McCann watches his home run sail to center field during the second inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Atlanta Braves' Josh Donaldson hits a home run to right field against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Atlanta Braves’ Josh Donaldson hits a home run to right field against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Atlanta Braves' Josh Donaldson rounds first base during his home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Atlanta Braves’ Josh Donaldson rounds first base during his home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell follows through on a two-run line drive single to center field during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Bell follows through on a two-run line drive single to center field during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Atlanta Braves' Mike Foltynewicz pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Atlanta Braves’ Mike Foltynewicz pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Chris Archer pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Chris Archer pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Pittsburgh Pirates Elias Diaz dodges a wild pitch by Atlanta Braves' Anthony Swarzak during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Pittsburgh Pirates Elias Diaz dodges a wild pitch by Atlanta Braves’ Anthony Swarzak during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

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