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.
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