May 20, 1985 Game 462: Astros (13-24) at Pirates (15-20)

The Pirates got a timely homerun from Jason Thompson in the 3rd.  Thompson's 2 run HR (3) gave the Pirates a 3-0 lead.  Bill Almon also drove home 2 with a bases loaded single in the 8th to make it 5-2.

Larry McWilliams gave the Pirates 7 quality innings.  He gave up 2 runs on 7 hits .  McWilliams had 6 strike-outs in 36.0 innings.  Today he racked up 5.  He is now (3-2).  Nolan Ryan was rolling along with 12 strike-outs i
n 7 innings and was down 3-2 going into the 8th.  But 2 2-out walks and an error led to 3 runs.  He would finish the game with 13 strike-outs and loses.  He is now (4-5).

The Final Score 6-2 Pirates.