Astros 8, Pirates 2: Charlie Morton's Start Comes Undone In Sixth Inning

All good things must end, I suppose, like little winning streaks, and series with the Astros. Charlie Morton shut down the Astros through five and the Bucs built an early lead, but Morton ran into all kinds of problems in the sixth, and ended up allowing five runs. He ended up with six strikeouts and one walk on the night, but took the loss after leaving with 5.1 innings. The Pirates got the tying run to the plate in the fifth after Lyle Overbay and Michael McKenry singled, but Bud Norris got Xavier Paul and Alex Presley to end the threat.

Then Daniel McCutchen came on in the ninth and allowed doubles by Jason Michaels and Michael Bourn, and Danny Moskos allowed two more singles as the Astros added three more runs.

The Brewers beat the Diamondbacks tonight, and the Cardinals are currently losing to the Reds.

UPDATE 10:36 PM: I'm on David Todd's postgame show right now.

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