PITTSBURGH, July 18 (UPI) -- Paul Maholm fired a three-hit shutout and Garrett Jones homered Sunday in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 9-0 rout of Houston.
Maholm (6-7) tossed his first career shutout and third complete game. He didn't allow a walk and struck out one, enabling the Pirates to take the rubber match of a three-game set at PNC Park.
Jones' two-run blast in the fifth extended Pittsburgh's lead to 4-0. Andrew McCutchen drove in a pair of runs before exiting game after making a diving catch on a Pedro Feliz line drive in the eighth inning.
Ryan Doumit was 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored for the victors.
Houston starter Roy Oswalt (6-11) allowed a pair of runs on seven hits before leaving the game after being struck in the left ankle by a Pedro Alvarez infield single.