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Pirates down Astros; even series

The Pittsburgh Pirates snapped a three-game losing skid and defeated the Houston Astros 7-4 Saturday night at PNC Park.

Pittsburgh won the game as +120 underdogs, while the 11 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8).

Adam LaRoche had two hits with one RBI and two runs scored for the Pirates. Jeff Karstens tossed seven innings for the victory, allowing two runs off six hits.

Miguel Tejada and Jeff Keppinger drove in the runs for the Astros. Wandy Rodriguez surrendered nine hits and five runs over 4 2-3 innings.