NL Recaps – Pirates Rally over Hard-Luck Astros

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HOUSTON –  Drew Sutton scored on a wild pitch and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied with two runs in the ninth-inning to beat the Houston Astros 6-5.

Joel Hanrahan came on in the ninth-inning to record his 31st save of the season.

Rhiner Cruz gave up the two runs in the ninth, failing to record an out giving up two runs on one hit.

Alex Presley and Michael McKenry each homered for the Pirates. Ben Francisco and Chris Johnson homered for the Astros.

The loss was the 11th in a row for the Astros, a team record.

Other National League Scores

Atlanta 6 – Philadelphia 1  – Cole Hamels beaten by Braves in first game since signing new contract

San Diego 7 – Miami 2 – Marlins still reeling, pounded by Padres

St. Louis 9 – Chicago 6  – Cardinals go homer happy on the Cubs

Los Angeles – San Francisco

Arizona – New York

Cincinnati – Colorado

Washington 0  – Milwaukee 6  –  Three Brewers pitchers combine for shutout

 

 

 

 


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