Lincoln was good today, but not good enough to win.

Brad Licoln and Brett Myers both pitched well. Houston got a pair off Licoln. The Pirates offense, as it has done far too often this year, failed to amount much of an attack. Myers gave up just one tally.

Trouble for Lincoln began in the second. Carlos Lee led off with a single and then stole second. He moved to third when Brian Bogusevic singled. Jimmy Paredes hit into a force out, scoring Lee. Humberto Quintero doubled with two gone to score Paredes, making it 2-0 Houston.

The Pirates got one run back in the bottom of the second when Ryan Doumit hit a solo blast with two outs.

That was all Pittsburgh would get. A lead off double from Garrett Jones in the fourth was wasted. In the eighth the Pirates chased Myers with two o...

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