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Pirates sink Astros

Paul Maholm allowed only one run on six hits with seven strikeouts over seven innings Sunday, to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 9-3 win over the Houston Astros.

The Pirates were a -110 favorite in the game and the 12 runs scored went OVER the posted over/under total (7.5).

Neil Walker was 2-5 with three RBI for the Pirates and Pedro Alvarez had a pair of RBI in the win.

J.A. Happ allowed two unearned runs on four hits in six innings for Houston, while Hunter Pence hit a two-run home run.