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Pittsburgh Falls 5-1 to Houston - Recap

Pittsburgh dropped a 5-1 decision at PNC Park on Monday as Houston legged out a win behind winning pitcher Edgar Gonzalez.

Bettors who backed the Astros were rewarded as +180 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.

Edgar Gonzalez earned the victory for the Astros, throwing 5 1/3 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 1, and allowing 5 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Brett Wallace in the win.

Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Jeff Locke worked 5 innings, giving up 7 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Garrett Jones in a losing cause.

Houston outhit their counterparts 10-5 in the game.