The Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros had to sit through a 27 minute rain delay on Tuesday night but that didn’t bother the Pirates who came from behind to beat the Astros 4-3. The Pirates scored three runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to shock the Astros and steal a victory from the divisional foes.
Adam LaRoche went 3-4 and had a solo home run in the 8th inning to get the Pirates comeback started. Little man Nate McLouth then had a two run single that scored Jose Bautista and Luis Rivas for the tying and go ahead runs. McLouth also had a solo home run in the fifth inning as he finished the game with three rbi.
John Grabow improved to 5-2 as he pitched two innings to pick up the win. Damaso Marte pitched the ninth inning and picked up his third save of the season. Starting pitcher Ian Snell only pitched 3 2/3 innings and gave up four hits and one run. He was taken out of the game after sitting through the rain delay. T.J. Beam gave up two quick runs after he came in for Snell when the game resumed.
Good come from behind win for the Pirates who are now 42-47 on the season. Pirates Blog