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Pirates Halt Skid With 8-1 Victory Over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — A.J. Burnett allowed one run in eight innings for his 16th win, and Josh Harrison tied a career high with four hits to jumpstart Pittsburgh’s offense in an 8-1 win over Houston on Sunday to avoid a sweep.

09/23/2012

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Pirates’ 4-1 Loss To Astros Latest In Downward Spiral

HOUSTON (AP) The Astros know they’ll need more efforts like they got from Jason Castro and Dallas Keuchel on Saturday night when they move to the AL West next year. Castro hit a three-run homer and Keuchel pitched seven strong innings to lead Houston to a 4-1 victory against Pittsburgh, handing the Pirates their fifth straight loss.

09/23/2012

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Astros 7-1 Win Hurts Pirates Fading Playoff Hopes

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.

09/22/2012

Neil Walker, Jose Altuve

Pirates Vs. Astros Preview

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.

93-7 The Fan–09/21/2012

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Bucs Handle Business Against Astros Again

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.

93-7 The Fan–09/05/2012

Kevin Correia

Astros Vs. Pirates Preview

(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.

93-7 The Fan–09/05/2012

Brock Holt

Holt Helps Pirates Hammer Houston

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.

93-7 The Fan–09/05/2012

Wandy Rodriguez

Astros Vs. Pirates Preview

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.

93-7 The Fan–09/04/2012

Neil Walker, Jose Altuve

Pirates Lose 9-5 As Astros End A 12-Game Slide

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.

07/29/2012

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Pirates Rally Past Astros For 4-3 Victory

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.

07/28/2012

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Pirates Beat Astros, 6-5

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.

07/27/2012

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Starling Marte Homers In Pirates’ 5-3 Win Over Astros

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.

07/26/2012

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Bucs: Pirates Call Up Starling Marte

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — The Pittsburgh Pirates called up outfielder Starling Marte from Triple-A Indianapolis.

93-7 The Fan–07/25/2012

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Bucs: Pirates Trade For Pitcher Wandy Rodriguez

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.

93-7 The Fan–07/24/2012

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Karstens Shines As Pirates Sweep 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.

07/05/2012

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