Correia has gone 9-2 with a 2.71 ERA in his 11 road starts, leading the majors in road wins. He has won three of his last four starts and is one win shy of his career-high of 12 set in 2009. Additionally, he is looking to become the first Pirate to win 12 games in a season since Tom Gorzelanny in 2007 (14-10).
In his most recent start, July 9 against the Cubs, Correia was pulled after allowing nine hits and five runs in 3 2/3 innings of a 6-3 loss. He’s 0-1 with a 3.64 ERA in eight games (4 starts) against the Astros.
Wandy Rodriguez started Houston’s last game before the All-Star break and received the loss after allowing five runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings in a road defeat to the Marlins. He’s 7-5 with a 4.10 ERA in 15 games against the Pirates. That includes a 5-1 loss on July 5 at Pittsburgh when he gave up five runs in six innings.
Last night, Humberto Quintero singled in the go-ahead run in Houston’s three- run eighth inning, as the Astros came back to beat the Pirates, 6-4, to snap a five-game slide.
The Pirates, who started the day atop the NL Central, came back from a 3-0 deficit before blowing the lead in the eighth.
Jose Veras (2-3) absorbed the loss after yielding three runs — two earned — while recording just one out.
Jeff Keppinger belted a two-run homer, while Michael Bourn added three hits and drove in a run for the Astros.
Neil Walker went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBI, while Lyle Overbay and Brandon Wood also went deep for the Pirates, who had won three of four coming in.
Pittsburgh is 8-3 this season against the Astros and swept a three-game set at Minute Maid Park in its last visit from June 14-16.