Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Pirates Do it Better in the Rain

The Pittsburgh Pirates survived three hours and seven minutes worth of rain delays Tuesday night to beat the slumping Houston Astros 4-3 at soggy PNC Park. The first delay popped up in the fourth inning, lasting two hours and 30 minutes. The second break in the action lasted 28 minutes and followed less than an hour later in the bottom of the sixth. The delays gave Pittsburgh fans plenty of time to check on the status of the sale of the Steelers. Rain fell steadily at times while the teams played the innings between the two delays. The photo above is from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, which has a full game photo gallery here.

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