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Big inning propels Astros

Carlos Lee belted a grand slam home run in a seven-run sixth-inning Friday night, leading the Houston Astros to a 9-1 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Houston won the game as -140 favorites, while the 10 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (9.5).

Humberto Quintero had two hits and drove in two runs for the Astros. Mike Hampton threw seven innings for the win, allowing five hits and one run.

Jeff Karstens suffered the loss for the Pirates, giving up nine hits and six runs over 5 2-3 innings of work.