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The Houston Astros shut down the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 Wednesday afternoon in the rubber match of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park.

Houston won the game as -170 favorites, while the five runs went UNDER the posted over/under (8).

Lance Berkman went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in leading the way. Wandy Rodriguez tossed a five-hit complete-game for the Astros, while fanning 11 batters.

Charlie Morton gave up 10 hits and five runs over four innings in the loss.