Charlie Morton racked up strikeouts himself and actually pitched pretty well until the sixth inning happened, and once that thing got started, it just wouldn't end. The Astros found one hole after another, with weakly-hit ball after weakly-hit ball falling in for a hit.
Chris Leroux relieved Morton and actually made some decent pitches, but all he had to show for it was four singles. Then Dan McCutchen came in and gave up a double to Jimmy Paredes that was, at least, an honest hit. The Astros ended up winning, 8-2. It's not as if the Pirates deserved to win, but it could have been a lot closer than that.