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Pirates Vs. Astros Score Update: Pittsburgh Trails 3-2 After Five Innings

Much like Friday night when they got off to a sluggish start, the Pittsburgh Pirates again find themselves trailing at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

A pair of solo home runs from right fielder Alex Presley and second baseman Neil Walker gave the Bucs enough to hold a narrow 2-1 lead over the Houston Astros after four innings.

But in the bottom of the fifth, center fielder Justin Maxwell tripled to deep right field to drive in two runs and give the Astros a 3-2 edge.

On the mound for Pittsburgh is starter Wandy Rodriguez, who was acquired through a trade with Houston on Tuesday night. Thus far, he's given up four hits and three earned runs over five innings of play against his former team.

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