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Astros crush Pirates

The Houston Astros scored six runs in the seventh inning Friday, leading them over the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 at Minute Maid Park.

Houston won the game as -170 favorites, and the 11 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (9).

Lance Berkman homered and drove in a pair of runs for the Astros. Bud Norris pitched six innings for the win, allowing six hits and one run.

Andy LaRoche homered in a losing effort for the Pirates. Charlie Morton gave up six hits and three runs over six innings in the loss.