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Astros Vs. Pirates Score: Brett Myers Blows Save, Game Heads To Extras

The Houston Astros entered the bottom of the ninth with a 2-1 lead only to see their closer Brett Myers give it up. The game now heads to extra innings tied 2-2.

Myers started the inning by walking the leadoff batter Jose Tabata. Neil Walker followed with a double to put the Pirates in business with runners at second and third with no one out. After an intentional walk to Andrew McCutchen to lead the bases, Pedro Alvarez hit a sacrifice fly that scored Tabata and tied the game. Myers then rallied to strike out pinch hitter Nate McLouth and got Alex Presley to ground out to end the inning.

Myers blown save spoils an outstanding outing for starter Wandy Rodriguez who allowed just three hits and one run over eight innings of work. The Pirates took a 1-0 lead in the first on a McCutchen double. The Astros answered back with RBI hits from Jason Castro and Chris Johnson.

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