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Game Wrap - Houston 7-1 Victors Over Pirates

Houston got 3 1/3 innings of work from Fernando Rodriguez en route to a 7-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

Houston won as a -104 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Fernando Rodriguez earned the victory for the Astros, throwing 3 1/3 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 0, and allowing 2 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Jed Lowrie in the win.

Pittsburgh got a 5-inning outing from Jeff Locke in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 3 walks and 3 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 Pittsburgh as they had 7 hits, while Houston only had 6.