Pittsburgh 9, Houston 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 26, 2010 1:35 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Fieldin Culbreth, First Base - Todd Tichenor, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - Alan Porter,
Attendance - 23208

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 8 1
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 9 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 74-82 41-37 33-45 L2
Pittsburgh 55-100 40-41 15-59 W2

Recap

The Pittsburgh Pirates downed the Houston Astros 9-3 in their final home game of the season at PNC Park on Sunday.

The win came on the back of a great start from Paul Maholm (9-15), who gave up one run on six hits over seven innings while striking out seven and walking one.

J.A. Happ held Pittsburgh scoreless through five innings but the Pirates picked up two runs in the sixth when Garrett Jones scored on a fielder’s choice and Andy LaRoche added an RBI sacrifice fly. Neil Walker then added an RBI single and Pedro Alvarez smacked a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh to put Pittsburgh up 5-1. The Pirates added four more runs in the eighth and Alvarez finished 3-for-5 at the plate.

Happ (6-3) took the loss. He went six innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out four and walking two.

Houston’s Carlos Lee hit his 28th double of the year to bring around Hunter Pence in the first inning and Pence hit a two-run shot – his 25th - in the eighth.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Pittsburgh
J.A. Happ Player Paul Maholm
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 7
4 Hits 6
0.00 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Houston   Pittsburgh
Hunter Pence Player Pedro Alvarez
2 Hits 3
2 RBI 2
1 HR 0
5 TB 4
.667 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 8 1 14 .235 11 10 3 3 0 1
Pittsburgh 11 0 13 .314 23 6 8 3 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Pirates have a W/L % of .434 after a win and .317 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Astros have a W/L % of .514 after a win and .439 after a loss.
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