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Astros fall to Pirates, 6-2

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Posted: Sep 5, 2012 10:50 AM
Source: Associated Press

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PITTSBURGH - Andrew McCutchen had his major league-leading sixth four-hit game of the season and drove in three runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Houston Astros 6-2 on Tuesday night.

Brock Holt added four hits in just his third major league start and Wandy Rodriguez (10-13) scattered four hits over seven shutout innings against his former team to help Pittsburgh snap a four-game losing streak.

Jordan Lyles (3-11) gave up five runs - four earned - in 4 2-3 innings for Houston, which failed to win consecutive games for just the second time since the All-Star break.

The Pirates came in losers in 10 of their previous 13, including a 5-1 setback to the Astros on Monday.

It wasn't the way Pittsburgh envisioned opening a critical six-game homestand as it chases a playoff spot for the first time in 20 years.

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