Bradenton, FL (Sports Network) - Neil Walker went 2-for-3 and with one RBI to
help the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 8-6 decision over the Houston Astros, ending
a six-game Grapefruit League losing streak.
Bryan Morris picked up the win for Pittsburgh, allowing one hit and one run
over an inning of work, while starter Kyle McPherson struggled by giving up
four runs and three walks over 2 2/3 innings.
Tony Sanchez had a triple to go along with two RBI and two runs scored and
Jose Tabata also drove in two runs in the victory.
Brett Wallace paced Houston with a three-run double and the Astros plated
four runs in the third inning, one in the fifth and one in the eighth. Jordan
Lyles was charged with the loss, allowing three runs -- two earned -- on three
hits over 2 1/3 innings.
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