Final: Pirates 7, Astros 3 WP: Charlie Morton (7-3) LP: Enerio Del Rosario (0-1) SV: Joel Hanrahan (19) This one took forever, but the Bucs won it at last. The win propelled them to 34-33 on the year, putting them above .500 this late in the season for the first time since 1999. Charlie Morton
Game 67: Pirates at Astros
Rob Biertempfel reports that C Wyatt Toregas has cleared waivers and will be outrighted back to AAA-Indianapolis. Toregas was designated for assignment to make room for Mike McKenry on the 25 and 40 man rosters. Toregas, 28, collected just 4 AB for the Pirates after Chris Snyder was placed on the disabled list last week.
Final: Pirates 1, Astros 0 WP: Jeff Karstens (4-4) LP: Bud Norris (4-5 SV: Joel Hanrahan (18) What can I say about this game? Jeff Karstens is a beast. I have no idea how he’s doing it, but Karstens tossed 6 2/3 scoreless today allowing only 3 hits while not walking a batter. It is
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David Todd from Extra Innings reports that reliever Jose Ascanio has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to AAA-Indianapolis. Ascanio, 26, pitched in 8 games for the Pirates this season and had a 7.11 ERA over 6.1 innings. It was Ascanio’s first stint in the big leagues after being on the disabled list since late