Astros 6W: Wheeler (2-3)
L: R. White (3-5)
S: Lidge (29)Pirates 5
Morgan Ensberg hit a game-tying home run in the eighth inning and Adam Everett scored three batters later on Rob Mackowiak's throwing error to rally Houston at home.
Dan Wheeler allowed one run on one hit in the eighth, and Brad Lidge pitched the ninth for his 29th save in 32 chances.
After Ensberg homered off Rick White, Everett singled. Chris Burke then singled to right and Mackowiak threw wild to third base trying to get Everett. The ball went into the dugout and Everett was awarded home plate.
Pittsburgh rookie Zach Duke made his eighth start of the season.
PittsburghABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals37511536 -- TRedman cf500001.253Sanchez 3b412010.281Bay lf402111.306Mackowiak rf501102.269Eldred 1b411100.271Castillo 2b311110.273Cota c401002.240JWilson ss412000.238Duke p100000.000Ward ph100000.265Snell p000000.000McLouth ph111100.250Meadows p000000---RiWhite p100000.000HoustonABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals38613558 -- Taveras cf422011.300Biggio 2b512102.276Berkman 1b210030.294Ensberg 3b411100.295Lane rf503301.266AEverett ss511002.239Burke lf501002.232Ausmus c401010.247Oswalt p302000.157Lamb ph100000.216Wheeler p000000---Lidge p000000---Pittsburgh
000101210 -- 5112Houston
20020002x -- 6131 E: Mackowiak (8), Castillo (12), Taveras (3). LOB: Pittsburgh 8, Houston 14. 2B: McLouth (1), Biggio (32), Lane (26). HR: Ensberg (32), off RiWhite; Castillo (10), off Wheeler; Eldred (3), off Oswalt. RBI: Bay (68), Mackowiak (49), Eldred (12), Castillo (47), McLouth (1), Biggio (49), Ensberg (88), Lane 3 (54). GIDP: Eldred, JWilson.
DP: Houston 2 (Ensberg, Biggio and Berkman), (Biggio, AEverett and Berkman).
PittsburghIP HRERBBSONPERADuke4 84432922.13Snell2 10024416.84MeadowsC10000145.26RiWhite, L1B32102243.70HoustonIP HRERBBSONPERAOswalt7 104422932.57Wheeler, W1 11101121.87Lidge, S1 00013192.23 Inherited runners-scored: RiWhite 2-0.
IBB: off Oswalt (Bay) 1. HBP: by Duke (Ensberg). WP: Oswalt.
T: 2:57. A: 37,524 (40,950).