Maholm was the winner despite some shaky defense.

Paul Maholm was solid again, but was almost done in by some unsteady defense. He went six and gave up just one earned run as Pittsburgh moved three games over the .500 mark.

Maholm looked ragged early on. Houston used a pair of singles - one from Jeff Keppinger and one from Hunter Pence - plus a sac fly from Carlos Lee to take an early 1-0 lead in the first.

Pittsburgh tied it in the second off of Astros starter Brett Myers. Lyle Overbay, Josh Harrison and Michael McKenry hit consecutive one out singles to tie it up. Alex Presley singled to right with two away but Harrison was thrown out at the plate to end the inning and bloody his nose as Carlos Corporan effectively blocked home. Harrison would leave the game in the top of the fo...

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