Gerrit Cole and the bullpen kept the Pirates in check as the Astros earned a 5-1 win in Houston. Cole fired six frames of one-run ball, and three relievers combined to give up just one hit. Cole is now 7-and-5 on the season. Yuli Gurriel clubbed a two-run homer and Alex Bregman added a solo shot for Houston, which has won two straight on the heels of a seven-game skid. Trevor Williams allowed four runs and took the loss for Pittsburgh. Melky Cabrera drove in the lone run for the Pirates, whose four-game win streak is over.
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