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Pittsburgh Houston Game Ends in 9-5 Astros Victory - Recap

Pittsburgh dropped a 9-5 decision at Minute Maid Park on Sunday as Houston legged out a win behind winning pitcher Lucas Harrell.

Houston was an underdog by +127 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Houston got 5 2/3 innings from Lucas Harrell, who gave up 2 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Astros got 3 RBIs from Marwin Gonzalez in the win.

Pittsburgh got a 5-inning outing from James McDonald in the loss. He gave up 5 earned runs, 7 walks and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while Starling Marte had 2 hits in the loss for the Pirates.

The battle of the bats favored Houston as they had 12 hits, while Pittsburgh only had 11.

Next game, Houston takes its act on the road to face Milwaukee looking for another win. For Pittsburgh, they head on the road to face Chicago.