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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Drew Sutton hit a one-out solo homer in the bottom of the ninth and the Pittsburgh Pirates improved to eight games over .500 for the first time in 20 years with an 8-7 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Acquired via waivers last week, Sutton homered for the first time since Oct. 3, 2010, lifting the Pirates to their sixth walkoff win of the season, the first via a home run.
The Pirates rallied from deficits of 4-0 and 6-2 to take a 7-6 lead on a Garrett Jones two-run homer in the seventh. But with Houston down to its last strike in the ninth, pinch-hitter Jason Castro drove in Jed Lowrie with a double.
Andrew McCutchen continued his recent torrid pace by going 3 for 4 with a home run, taking over the National League batting lead at .360.
Sutton had three hits and Jones and Casey McGehee each had two hits for Pittsburgh (44-36), which has won six of seven.
Houston has lost six straight and eight in a row on the road.
The previous time the Pirates w...
BEST OF MAXIM
Final: Pirates 8, Astros 7
WP: Joel Hanrahan (4-0, 2.32 ERA)
LP: Wesley Wright (0-2, 3.91 ERA)
A.J. Burnett had easily his worst start since the 12-run debacle in early May against St. Louis as he gave up six runs in 5+ innings. But the Pirates’ bats were able to bail him out.
Down 4-0 in the fourth inning, Andrew McCutchen hit an opposite field two-run homer to cut the lead to...
Drew Sutton smacked a walk off solo home run lifting the Pirates to an 8-7 win over Houston on Tuesday night. The Pirates claimed Sutton off waivers June 24 and added him to the active roster a day later. The infielder/outfielder has seven hits in 27 at bats for a .407 average, with one home run and four RBI. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko spoke with Sutton recently.
A Jose Tabata demotion has been pretty unavoidable for some time now, but it's officially happening today with Tabata going down to Indianapolis to get back on track and Gorkys Hernandez being recalled to take his place for now. With Alex Presley and Drew Sutton both on hot streaks and Gorkys having a very nice June in Indianapolis (he hit .293/.405/.402) while Starling Marte...
Astros (32-49) at Pirates (44-36)
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Happy Independence Day to all…what better way to celebrate than with the First Place Bucs? They’ll take on Houston in an afternoon contest in search of sole possession of first place.
Last night was pretty awesome, if you missed the recap.
Houston Astros starter Jordan Lyles had little explanation for how it all went wrong. How he went from two great starts (3 runs in 13 1/3 innings) to the debacle of Monday night when he gave up seven runs on nine hits in four innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates. For that matter, it changed within the 11-2 loss at PNC Park, as Lyles didn't surrender a hit the first time through...
The Houston Astros traded slugger Carlos Lee to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday in exchange for a pair of prospects.
The Astros acquired third baseman Matt Dominguez and left-handed pitcher Rob Rasmussen in the deal.
The 36-year-old Lee spent five-plus seasons with the Astros and is hitting .287 with five homers and 29 RBI in 65 games this year.
Houston manager Brad Mills removed...
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Mike McKenry and Pedro Alvarez drove in two runs apiece, and the Pittsburgh Pirates looked pretty comfortable during their first day in first place, beating the Houston Astros 6-4 on Wednesday.
Kevin Correia (5-6) won his third straight decision as the streaking Pirates moved nine games above .500 (45-36) for the first time since Barry Bonds was swinging for the fences at Three...
This past week, three Indianapolis players were named to the 2012 International League All-Star team. Outfielder Starling Marte, infielder Jordy Mercer and starting pitcher Rudy Owens will play in an All-Star matchup against the Pacific Coast League team in Buffalo, New York on July 11.
The proposed trade that would have sent Houston Astros outfielder Carlos Lee to the Los Angeles Dodgers is off the table, multiple media outlets reported Monday. There were several versions of why the deal fell through. Fox Sports reported that the Dodgers ended the trade discussions when Lee suggested he might veto the trade, although he had not done so as of Sunday. Lee later...