HOUSTON (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates came to Houston hoping to turn things around after a three-game sweep by the Brewers. Instead they opened a three-game series with the last-place Astros on Friday night with a disheartening 7-1 loss, further dampening their already dim postseason hopes.
Flailing and running on fumes as they desperately try to stay in the wild-card race, the visiting Pirates’ last stand could start Friday night against the Houston Astros.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Kevin Correia pitched six solid innings as a fill-in starter and Alex Presley, a late addition to the lineup, had two hits and scored three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Houston Astros 6-3 on Wednesday night.
(AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates managed to stop their latest skid at four, but if they want to have any shot at reaching the postseason for the first time in 20 years, they need to take advantage of their next four games as well.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Brock Holt added four hits in just his third major league start and Wandy Rodriguez (10-13) scattered four hits over seven shutout innings against his former team to help Pittsburgh snap a four-game losing streak.
With Wandy Rodriguez facing his old team, the Pirates look to avoid matching a season high with their fifth straight defeat Tuesday night against the Astros.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Astros ended their team-record losing streak at 12 games, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-5 Sunday behind three hits and three RBIs from Marwin Gonzalez.
HOUSTON (AP) — Rod Barajas hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past Houston 4-3 on Saturday night, sending the Astros to their club-record 12th straight loss.
Drew Sutton scored on a wild pitch in the ninth inning to propel the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 win over the hapless Houston Astros on Friday night.
Prized prospect Starling Marte homered on his first major league pitch and the Pittsburgh Pirates jumped out to an early lead before holding on for a 5-3 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — The Pittsburgh Pirates called up outfielder Starling Marte from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — According to multiple reports, the Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired left-handed starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez in a trade with the Houston Astros.
Jeff Karstens scattered four hits over eight innings and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the Houston Astros 2-0 on Thursday night. Karstens (2-2) struck out a season-high eight against just one walk as the Pirates completed their first four-game sweep of the Astros at home since 1979. Joel Hanrahan pitched a perfect ninth for his 22nd save.
Mike McKenry and Pedro Alvarez drove in two runs apiece, and the Pittsburgh Pirates looked pretty comfortable during their first day in first place, beating the Houston Astros 6-4 on Wednesday.
It feels good to be a Pirate fan these days. After a dramatic 8-7 win over the Houston Astros, the Pirates are tied for first place and eight games over .500 for the first time since 1992.