The Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Houston Astros 12-9 last night. The Bucs took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning on a Francisco Cervelli home run, but relievers Keone Kela and Geoff Hartlieb combined to allow seven runs in the third inning. Kela gave up four earned runs and walked three. Cervelli has a nine game hitting streak this spring.
The two teams complete their spring training games today at 2:10m. The Pirates open their season in Cincinnati Thursday.