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Pirates get even with Astros

The Pittsburgh Pirates scored early and went on to defeat the Houston Astros 6-4 Saturday night to even the three-game series at Minute Maid Park.

Pittsburgh won the game as +110 underdogs, and the 10 runs made it OVER the night’s posted over/under (9.5).

Andrew McCutchen drove in two runs to lead the Pirates. Paul Maholm improved to 4-2 with the win, and Matt Capps closed out the game with his 13th save.

Hunter Pence went deep for a two-run shot for the Astros. Roy Oswalt took the loss on the hill, giving up nine hits and six runs over six innings.