The Pittsburgh Pirates lost a close game on Monday night to the Houston Astros as the two teams opened up a series. The Pirates scored two runs in the sixth inning but were unable to push across one more run to tie the game late. The Pirates are now 60-83 on the season after dropping the game to the Astros.
The Pirates were out hit in the game 8-6 by the Astros. The Pirates just couldn’t come up with the big hit late in the game to tie it up or take the lead. Adam LaRoche and Brandon Moss both had rbi singles in the sixth inning for both of the Pirates runs.
Ian Snell took the loss as he gave up all three runs in six innings of action. Snell didn’t throw the ball too badly as he gave up a solo home run and two rbi singles in the fifth inning. Just one bad inning but it was enough to beat the Pirates.