Rodriguez, who won 80 games with the Astros dating back to the 2005 season, posted seven innings of four-hit ball against his old team to pick up his 10th victory of 2012 and his third since joining the Pirates. At the other end of the spectrum, Houston right-hander Jordan Lyles did not far quite as well in his outing however, as the 21-year-old left after just 4.2 innings after serving up five runs on seven hits.
Offensively, All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve swiped his 28th base of the season in addition to going 1-for-4 from the plate. Infielder Brett Wallace also followed up his 3-for-4 performance in game one with an RBI double. Seeking to wrap up their trip to PNC Park on a high note, the Astros will send Fernando Abad to the hill on Wednesday looking to win the three-game series.
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