HOUSTON -- Jason Bay hit a two-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates earned their first road sweep this season with an 8-7 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday.
Doug Mientkiewicz drove in two runs, starter Ian Snell had an
RBI single and Franquelis Osoria (4-3) pitched two innings of
scoreless relief as the Pirates finished off their first sweep
since taking three from San Francisco at PNC Park from May 6-8.
Damaso Marte shut out the Astros in the ninth for his fifth save
in seven chances.
The Pirates have won three straight road games for the first
time this season and have their first three-game victory streak
since winning six straight from May 6-12.
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