Dallas Keuchel tossed seven innings and allowed just one run on four hits Saturday to propel the Houston Astros past the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-1, at Minute Maid Park. The loss extended the Pirates (74-77) losing streak to five games and drops the Bucs to five games back in the NL Wild Card race.
Astros catcher Jason Castro delivered the decisive blow in the seventh inning when he hit a three-run home run. The blast came off Pittsburgh starting pitcher Kevin Correia (11-10), who allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings of work.
Gaby Sanchez's leadoff homer in the second inning was the Pirates' lone score.
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