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Bethancourt's 9th-inning HR lifts Braves past Pirates, 5-4

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ATLANTA (AP) -

Christian Bethancourt lined Vance Worley's first pitch in the ninth inning over the right-field wall for his first career homer, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.

Bethancourt had three hits, including the drive off Worley (2-4). The ball, curving toward the foul pole, cleared the wall beyond the reach of right fielder Gregory Polanco.

Polanco had three hits, including a two-run single off Jim Johnson in the eighth that tied the score at 4.

Jason Grilli (1-2) pitched a perfect inning and the Braves ended Pittsburgh's four-game winning streak.

Chris Johnson hit his first homer of the season in the second for Atlanta.

Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer in the fourth for a 2-all tie.

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