Pirates Vs. Astros: Home Runs Gives Pittsburgh 3-1 Advantage After Five Innings

One night after being held scoreless while dropping the series opener 1-0, the Pittsburgh Pirates have come out in the second game of the weekend series to put two runs on the scoreboard and take a 3-1 lead over the Houston Astros after five innings at PNC Park.

In the first inning, Neil Walker's sacrifice fly scored left fielder Jose Tabata, while Andrew McCutchen drilled a home run to deep center field, giving the Pirates a 2-0 lead. Tabata would later home run in the bottom of the fifth inning following a blast to right field.

Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton has given up five hits and has yet to strike out a batter, but he has allowed just one run.

For more on the Pirates, be sure to check out Bucs Dugout. For more on the Astros, there's Crawfish Boxes.For more information on Major League Baseball, check out the MLB Hub Page on SBNation.com.

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