Once again the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Houston Astros. This time it was by the score of 8-2 on Tuesday evening as the Pirates went up 2-0 in the three game series. The Pirates will now be going for the sweep on Wednesday.
Freddy Sanchez had a solo home run in the first inning to get the Pirates on the scoreboard. Little man Nate McLouth then added a solo shot in the third inning and then Ryan Doumit went deep for a two run shot in the seven inning as the Pirates extended their lead. Doumit finished the game with three rbi while Sanchez had two rbi. Jason Bay and McLouth both contributed with one bri each.
Paul Maholm pitched a very good game as he went eight inning to pick up the win and improve his record to 7-6. Maholm allowed five hits but only one run through his eight innings of action. Sean Burnett tossed the ninth inning and gave up one hit and one run but it really didn’t matter as they Pirates had a big lead.
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