The good times came to a screeching halt in the sixth inning. Charlie Morton had held Houston at bay through the first five innings. But a fielding miscue kick-started a five run outburst as Houston won a laugher 8-2.
Bud Norris started for Houston and was shaky all game. Norris would manage just one perfect inning out of his seven total. But the Pirates only managed two runs off of him. The first came in opening frame. Alex Presley singled and was bunted to second by Chase D'Arnaud. Andrew McCutchen singled to score Presley. The Pirates scored their other run in the sixth. D'Arnaud led off with a single. He swiped second and moved to third on a fly ball from Garrett Jones. McCutchen's grounder scored him.
But by that point, the damage had been done. Houston scored five ...
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