Josh Harrison had the go-ahead RBI in the 4th.
Maybe the Astros clubhouse was filled with the sounds of Milli Vanilli's 'Blame it on the Rain' after this one ended. If the scoreboard operators in Pittsburgh are anything like most scoreboard operators, they were playing rain themed songs ('Who'll Stop the Rain' by CCR, 'Laughter in the Rain' by Neil Sedaka, 'Rain' by the Beatles, 'Rainin' Men' by the Weather Girls, ad nauseum) during the nearly hour long rain event that delayed the start of the game. Rain was present throughout the game, too. In the end, the warning track was puddling and the basepaths were a soggy mess.
And in the end, James McDonald picked up his ninth win with 7-1/3 innings of three hit ball. The offense got him just enough and Derrek Lee continued to provide a boo...
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