HOUSTON (AP) - Rookie Henry Sosa allowed two hits and struck out
seven over six innings, Matt Downs got his league-leading 12th
pinch-hit RBI and the Houston Astros rallied for an 8-2 win over
the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
Jose Altuve homered in the fifth against Charlie Morton (9-8) to
tie it 2-2 and the Astros broke loose with six runs on a
season-high seven hits in the sixth inning.
Downs pinch hit for Sosa and singled to left for the go-ahead
run. Altuve added an RBI single, J.D. Martinez drove in two runs
with a single, and Carlos Lee and Jimmy Paredes also had
run-scoring hits in the inning.
Sosa, who walked one batter, got his second straight victory. He
walked Ronny Cedeno to start the third inning. Cedeno was
sacrificed to second and scored on Alex Presley's long single to