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Astros Vs. Pirates Recap: Josh Harrison's Walk-Off Hit In 12th Inning Clinches Series Win

The Pittsburgh Pirates fought through the elements and extra innings to pick up a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros Sunday afternoon at PNC Park.

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 Pirates would tie the game in the bottom of the ninth, when a Neil Walker double set up a Pedro Alvarez sacrifice fly to tie the game at 2-2.

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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