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Astros-Pirates: Houston Beats Pittsburgh; Mystery Of Wandy’s Bad Game

Published by on June 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

With the bases loaded in the sixth inning and Carlos Lee facing Bucs reliever Edwin Meek with two outs, Meek tossed Lee a curveball.

It was, according to the venerable Astros' play-by-play announcer Bill Brown, supposed to be a curveball outside. But this one floated up and in the zone. Lee belted a grand slam to help starter Mike Hampton as the Astros went on to win, 9-1.

Not that Hampton needed any help this time, although a four-run home run never hurts. Hampton's now 13-3 lifetime against Pittsburgh and hasn't lost to them in more than nine years. Wow, that means my almost-nine-year-old youngest son hadn't even been born yet!

On the day, Hampton allowed five hits, one earned run, five K's and no walk...

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