Houston 10, Pittsburgh 7

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 24, 2010 7:05 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 83°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ed Hickox, First Base - Alan Porter, Second Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Third Base - Todd Tichenor,
Attendance - 22279

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 2 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 2 10 15 1
Pittsburgh 1 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 7 9 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 74-80 41-37 33-43 W1
Pittsburgh 53-100 38-41 15-59 L2

Recap

The Houston Astros pounded out 15 hits and put up four runs in the sixth inning to down the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-7 on Friday.

The Astros trailed 5-4 before Hunter Pence delivered a big two-run double in the sixth. He finished with three hits and three RBIs, while Angel Sanchez and Jeff Keppinger each drove in a pair for Houston.

Pittsburgh narrowed the gap to 8-7 on an RBI sacrifice fly from Pedro Alvarez in the bottom of the seventh, but the Astros added two more runs in the ninth to put the game out of reach.

Houston's Brett Myers (14-7) gave up six runs - five earned - on four hits through six innings to pick up the win. Brandon Lyon worked the ninth to pick up his 19th save of the year.

Pirates starter James McDonald allowed three runs over four innings of work and reliever Chris Leroux (0-1) took the loss after giving up three runs while recording just one out. 

Pittsburgh first baseman Garrett Jones had two hits and four RBIs while Andy LaRoche hit his fourth home run of the year.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Pittsburgh
Brett Myers Player James McDonald
Win W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 4.0
1 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 5
7.50 ERA 6.75
Hitting
Houston   Pittsburgh
Jeff Keppinger Player Garrett Jones
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 4
0 HR 0
4 TB 5
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 15 0 17 .385 16 10 10 4 0 1
Pittsburgh 9 1 16 .273 12 2 7 4 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Houston. The Pirates have a W/L % of .423 after a win and .310 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Astros have a W/L % of .521 after a win and .444 after a loss.
Advertisement