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Lee propels Astros over Pirates

Carlos Lee launched a three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Houston Astros defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 Friday in the opener of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros won the game as -165 favorites, while the five runs went UNDER the posted over/under (7.5) set by sportsbooks.

Wilton Lopez tossed the win in relief for the Astros, and Brandon Lyon closed out the ninth for his first save.

Evan Meek was tagged for all four runs in relief and suffered the loss for the Pirates.