Jimmy Paredes dropped Russell Martin’s bases-loaded fly ball when he collided with second baseman Jake Elmore with two outs in the ninth inning, the second missed catch by a Houston right fielder, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past the Astros 5-4 Friday night.
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.
Pirates starting pitcher James McDonald started off in a precarious position, walking three batters and allowing a run for a 1-0 Houston lead.
The surprising Pittsburgh Pirates will go for a series sweep this afternoon in Houston. Last night, the Pirates brought their record (34-33) over .500 with a hard fought 7-3 win.