After getting out to a quick 1-0 lead thanks to an Andrew McCutchen RBI double, the Pirates' bats would yet again fall asleep, allowing the Astros to claw back into the game and gain a 2-1 lead in the middle innings. Pirates starter A.J. Burnett would keep the damage to a minimum, allowing just two runs on six hits through eight innings.
The teams would struggle to find the winning run in extra innings, until a two-out double by Clint Barmes set up a clutch game-winning single by Josh Harrison, securing the series win for the Pirates.
The Pirates will now quickly head out on the road to begin a brief, two-game series with the Miami Marlins.
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