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Mark Melancon Tagged With Loss in Astros-Pirates Match

Houston wasted a 11-effort from Wandy Rodriguez and fell 7-5 on Sunday against Pittsburgh at Minute Maid Park.

Pittsburgh won as a +116 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Christopher Leroux earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 1, walking 0, and allowing 1 hit and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Alex Presley in the win.

Houston's starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Jeff Keppinger in a losing cause.

Houston outhit their counterparts 12-11 in the game.

Chris Resop pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.

Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Cincinnati. Houston will aim to get back on the winning track vs Washington.