Pirates Take On Astros At PNC Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Alex Presley slides into third after hitting a triple. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Outfielder Alex Presley slides off the bag to be tagged out by Astros shortstop Clint Barmes. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen celebrates after scoring. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Brett Myers (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Brett Myers was the losing pitcher, making his record 3-8. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Astros pitcher Brett Myers pitches in front of 36,942 fans at PNC Park. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Shortstop Chase d'Arnaud and third baseman Josh Harrison miss a ground ball. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pirates shortstop Chase d'Arnaud attempts to tag Astros left fielder Carlos Lee at third base. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle looks on from the dugout. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pirates right fielder Garrett Jones gets a hit against the Astros. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Astros second baseman Jeff Keppinger fields a ground ball. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Joel Hanrahan celebrates his 25th save against the Houston Astros on the Fourth of July. The Pirates defeated Houston, 5-3. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Joel Hanrahan (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Joel Hanrahan pitches in front of 36,942 fans at PNC Park. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Joel Hanrahan pitches to the Astros. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Joel Hanrahan pitches his 25th save against the Houston Astros. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Third baseman Josh Harrison makes a error while fielding a ground ball. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Third baseman Josh Harrison is called out at the plate after the tag by Astros catcher Carlos Corporan. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
First baseman Lyle Overbay applies the tag on Astros center fielder Michael Bourn. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pirates first baseman Lyle Overbay celebrates a run with pitcher Paul Maholm. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pirates second baseman Neil Walker hits an RBI single against the Houston Astros. The Pirates defeated the Astros 5-3. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Maholm pitches to the Astros. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Paul Maholm tossed a ball from the mound. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Paul Maholm pitches against the Houston Astros. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Wandy Rodriguez wipes the sweat off of his face in between pitches. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Alex Presley makes a catch in left field. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Brandon Wood is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run in the second inning. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Brandon Wood hits an RBI single in the fourth inning. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
First baseman Lyle Overbay congratulates shortstop Brandon Wood after the third baseman hit a two-run home run. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Shortstop Chase d'Arnaud throws to second base. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Astros third baseman Chris Johnson throws to first base. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Pitcher Chris Resop (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Shortstop Clint Barmes is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Astros pitcher Fernando Rodriguez throws to first base. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Jeff Karstens lays down a sacrifice bunt in the sixth inning. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Jeff Karstens is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after laying down a successful sacrifice bunt in the sixth inning. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Jeff Karstens tallied his seventh victory of the season after Tuesday night's contest.(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Michael McKenry
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Catcher Michael McKenry hits a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Pirates pitcher Tony Watson (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Wandy Rodriguez (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Wandy Rodriguez wipes the sweat off of his face in between pitches. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 5
Wandy Rodriguez pitches to the Pirates. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 4
Joel Hanrahan celebrates the 5-3 victory. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Bud Norris of the Houston Astros pitches against the Pirates. The Astros defeated Pittsburgh, 8-2, and Norris picked up his fifth win of the season. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Charlie Morton started against the Houston Astros. With the loss Wednesday night, Morton's record is 7-5. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Charlie Morton (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Charlie Morton (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Charlie Morton (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Astros shortstop Clint Barmes attempts to tag out Pirates shortstop Chase d'Arnaud. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Chris Leroux pitched 1 1/3 innings and allowed one hit. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Daniel McCutchen has a 2.44 ERA this season. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
David Carpenter celebrates after Houston's win against Pittsburgh. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Garrett Jones grimaces after hitting a fly ball. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Right fielder Hunter Pence celebrates with teammates in the dugout after scoring against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Second baseman Jeff Keppinger hits an RBI double against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the sixth inning. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Andrew McCutchen breaks his bat on a groundout. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Andrew McCutchen misplays a ball in center field hit by Astros left fielder Carlos Lee. The Pirates were charged an error and the 265-pound Lee ended up with a stand up triple. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Michael Bourn catches a ball in center field. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Astros center fielder Michael Bourn celebrates with teammates in the dugout after scoring. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Charlie Morton (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Charlie Morton covers his face with a towel in between innings in the dugout. Morton lasted 5 1/3-innings, which was his fifth straight start lasting less than six innings. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Charlie Morton wipes the sweat off of his face while walking back to the dugout. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Daniel Moskos entered the game in the ninth inning. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Bud Norris (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Bud Norris pitches against the Pirates. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros: July 6
Pirates center fielder Alex Presley is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring against the Houston Astros in the first inning. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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