Leroux got his first ML win.

It wasn't pretty. It wasn't tidy. But the Pirates came out on top for another road win in Houston. The Pirates let a one run lead slip away in the eighth inning before posting a three-spot in the eleventh.

Two seemingly perpetual thorns plagued the Kevin Correia early. Jeff Keppinger doubled and was singled in by Hunter Pence in the first inning. The Pirates got on top in the second. Lyle Overbay doubled and with two gone starter Wandy Rodriguez gave an intentional pass to Eric Fryer to face Kevin Correia. But he doubled and the Pirates scored twice to take a 2-1 lead.

Houston regained the lead in the third. Clint Barmes singled and came in on a two out blast from Keppinger to give Houston a 3-2 lead. Pittsburgh played small ball with success in the fo...

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