PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates bats came out swinging off the Houston Astros on Saturday night at PNC Park. After seeing the offense struggle the night before, the club pounded out five runs off lefty Starter J.A. Happ in the 5-2 win.
In fact, Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said after Friday night's 1-0 loss that "the offense has been the last piece to join the party." While the pitching staff continues to shine and the defense has played well behind the starters, the offense has struggled to score runs this season.
The Pirates have scored at least five runs at PNC Park just four times this season over 17 home games, and their .223 team average ranks 29th in the Majors, trailing only the San Diego Padres (.221).
Perhaps on Saturday it was a glimpse of them breaking throug...
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