Jason Castro scored the go-ahead run on a fielder's choice in the 11th inning Saturday and Houston went on to defeat Pittsburgh 4-2 in an interleague game.
Marco Estrada fired seven innings of one-run ball and Norichika Aoki backed him with three RBI Monday in Milwaukee's 5-1 win over Pittsburgh.
Felix Hernandez allowed one run in eight innings and Jesus Montero hit a home run Wednesday that lifted the Seattle Mariners to a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh.
Jordy Mercer put Pittsburgh in front to stay with a two-run homer in the fifth Friday, sending the Pirates to a 3-1 decision over Washington.
Russell Martin's two-run home run highlighted a four-run seventh Saturday and the Pittsburgh Pirates went on to beat St. Louis 5-3.
A.J. Burnett retired the first 16 men he faced Wednesday and eventually allowed one hit over seven innings in carrying Pittsburgh to a 5-0 win over St. Louis.
Clayton Kershaw struck out nine Saturday and took part in his second shutout in as many starts, boosting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 1-0 win over Pittsburgh.
Jeff Samardzija allowed just two hits over eight innings Monday in pacing the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh in the teams' opener.
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey was named Friday as National League Comeback Player of the Year, receiving 27 of 30 first-place votes.
Ben Sheets and seven other Atlanta pitchers combined for a four-hitter Wednesday in the Braves' 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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