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Pirates host Astros in battle of struggling teams

Jul 20, 2007 - 2:42 PM Houston (40-55) at Pittsburgh (40-54) 7:05 pm EDT

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates look to put an end to their post-All-Star-break blues when they host the Houston Astros on Friday in the opener of a three-game series.

The Pirates are winless since the All-Star break and have lost a season-high six consecutive games.

Pittsburgh will turn to Tom Gorzelanny (9-4, 3.24 ERA), who has been the team's best starter this year. However, the lefthander has had trouble with the Astros, posting a 1-3 record and 4.84 ERA in four career starts against the team.

Roy Oswalt (8-6, 3.90) gets the start for the Astros, who have lost eight of 11 games. The staff ace actually pitched in relief on Tuesday, recording the final out of the seventh inning during a 4-2 victory over the Washington Nationals.

Oswalt has solid career numbers against the Pirates, going 10-5 with a 2.67 ERA in 19 starts and one relief appearance.

Houston slugger Carlos Lee is 5-for-11 with two home runs and five RBI during his last three games.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    HOUSTON 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 0
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: HOU - ROY OSWALT, DAN WHEELER (7TH), BRAD LIDGE (9TH) AND BRAD
    AUSMUS
    PIT - TOM GORZELANNY, SHAWN CHACON (8TH), MATT CAPPS
    (9TH) AND RONNY PAULINO

    HOME RUNS: HOU

    Jul 20 10:01 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 35 roots (Close Finish)

    Astros vs. PiratesJul 20 9:35 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JASON BAY SCORED FREDDY SANCHEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J BAY ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 2
    PITTSBURGH 1 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: R PAULINO (.235, 0-FOR-1)

    Astros vs. PiratesJul 20 8:00 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    HOUSTON 2 2 2 0
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: HOU - ROY OSWALT
    PIT - TOM GORZELANNY

    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: N MCLOUTH (.231, 2 HR, 10 RBI)
    M KATA (.200, 0 HR, 1 RBI)
    F SANCHEZ (.297, 4 HR, 34 RBI)

    Astros vs. PiratesJul 20 7:13 PM
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    Elephande Added 5 roots

    Astros vs. PiratesJul 20 10:48 AM