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Houston Astros Win Rubber Game, Defeat Pittsburgh Pirates

Published by on June 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Houston Astros are now 25-30, half a game from getting out of dead last place in the National League Central courtesy of a rubber game victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-4.

The good news is, Houston won. The bad news is, they still used twice as many pitchers as the Pirates did.

I must've given the Houston bullpen the kiss of death the other day when I spoke of how great a game was since so few pitchers were used.

Astros starter Felipe Paulino pitched only 1 2/3 innings, giving up a run on three hits and striking out an impressive four hitters before leaving the game with a groin injury.

Russ Ortiz, who replaced Paulino, pitched 4 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball. Alas, he's now jo...

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