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Pirates tame Astros

Pirates tame Astros

Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to spark the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros Saturday night at PNC Park.

The Pirates won the game as a -110 pick’em, and the 10 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8) set by sportsbooks.

Zach Duke allowed three runs over seven innings for the win, while Joel Hanrahan closed out the game for his sixth save.

Bud Norris gave up seven hits and five runs over 4 2-3 innings in the loss for the Astros.