"(Robertson's) RBI single was more impressive than my home run," Ensberg said. "He just went out and cold jacked it. I pretty much caught a pitch over the plate."
Torres allowed two runs and six hits with two walks and two strikeouts in six innings. But it was not enough for the journeyman righthander, who started in place of injured righthander
"Overall, I'm very pleased with the way I pitched, but I would rather have a win," Torres said. "For my part, I made one or two mistakes. It was stupid, the hit to Robertson. I had the guy two strikes and the catcher asked that I throw another curveball. Stubbornly, I threw a fastball and I paid the price."
was the only Astros starter without a hit, but no player had more than one hit for Houston.
went 0-for-4, snapping his career-high 23-game hitting streak.
was also 0-for-4 in his last game as a Pirate. Ramirez and Lofton, who went 1-for-4, were traded to the
after the game for infielder
and minor league pitcher Matt Bruback.