PITTSBURGH -- Pirates infielder David Freese got a two-year contract extension Monday, then made the final out on a baserunning blunder in a game hours later.Doug Fister pitched seven scoreless innings of three-hit ball, Teoscar Hernandez hit a two-run homer and the Houston Astros beat the Pirates 3-1 on Monday night.Ken Giles got his fourth save despite allowing Freeses RBI single in the ninth. Freese was thrown out at second base when he tried to advance on an overthrow.You cant be out there at second base, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. Youre two runs down. That probably was some emotional baserunning. The only way it works is if youre safe.Houston won its fourth straight game and Pittsburgh lost its fourth in a row. Both teams are competing for wild-card spots.Freese signed a two-year, $11 million contract prior the game that takes him through the 2018 season. The 33-year-old infielder will make $6.25 million in 2017 and $4.25 million in 2018. Theres a $6 million club option for 2019 or a $500,000 buyout.Freese signed a one-year, $3-million contract as a free agent March 11 and is hitting .276 with 12 home runs and 50 RBI in 108 games. The eight-year veteran has made 59 starts at third base and 26 at first base.Its always good to be wanted and the Pirates made that clear when they offered the extension, Freese said.Hernandez connected off fellow rookie Jameson Taillon (3-3) in the fifth inning after A.J. Reeds leadoff walk. It was the third home run for Hernandez, who was called up from Triple-A Fresno on Aug. 12 to make his major league debut.Taillon made his seventh consecutive quality start since being activated from the disabled list July 19. He pitched eight innings, allowing two runs and four hits with a career-high eight strikeouts.Leadoff walk -- thats always bad, Taillon sad. I dont know what the statistics are, but it seems like they score a lot. I fell behind the next guy and he cranked a pitch out. Thats baseball. If you fall behind and make a mistake, they make you pay.Alex Bregman, another Astros rookie, hit his fourth homer in the ninth inning off Neftali Feliz.Gregory Polanco had a pair of doubles and scored Pittsburghs lone run.Fister struck out six, walked one and retired 11 of the first 12 batters. He had allowed nine runs and 11 hits over nine innings in his previous two starts.I was just kind of mixing things up, Fister said. (Catcher) Jason Castro had a good game plan and it came down to executing it.TRAINERS ROOMAstros: INF/OF Yulieksi Gurriel grounded out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth a day after leaving his major league debut with right hamstring tightness. Gurriel signed a $47.5 million, five-year contract in July after defecting from Cuba. He is expected to start Tuesday night.Pirates: RHP Tyler Glasnow (right shoulder soreness) pitched three scoreless innings and threw 57 pitches Monday night in his second rehab start with Double-A Altoona, allowing two hits while striking out six and walking three against Harrisburg in the Eastern League.BELL GETS OPPORTUNITYRookie 1B Josh Bell, who was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, made his second straight start. Hurdle said the 24-year-old switch-hitter will see the majority of playing time in place of slumping 1B John Jaso.UP NEXTAstros: RHP Joe Musgrove (1-1, 4.18 ERA) will make his fourth career start Tuesday night since being called up Aug. 1 from Triple-A Fresno.Pirates: RHP Ivan Nova (9-6, 4.83) is 2-1 with a 4.41 ERA in three starts since being acquired Aug. 1 from the New York Yankees in a trade. Discount Shoes UK Online .Y. - Nelson Mandela will be honoured by the New York Yankees with a plaque in Monument Park. Wholesale Nike Shoes UK . 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His centering pass went off Adam McQuaid then off Rask and into the Boston net.Thats why I always pass, joked Granlund, who missed an open net in the second period.Dubnyk has had to carry the Wild lately as Minnesotas offense has mustered just 10 goals in its past seven games, yet won three. He has allowed nine goals in his last nine games, stopping 274 of 283 shots in that span to account for a .965 save percentage. For the season, his goals-against average (1.48) and save percentage (.952) are league bests.Its not my job to score. Its my job to work with the guys and defend. I have zero complaints with how the guys have been defending for me and playing, Dubnyk said. I got no question in here that these guys can put the puck in the net. Sometimes it takes something like that to turn it around.Minnesota has allowed an NHL-low 29 total goals in 16 games this season, including 10 in its last nine games, dating back to a 5-0 shutout Oct. 25 in Boston.Dubnyk kept the game scoreless 6 minutes into the third coming out of the crease and diving to poke the puck away from Matt Beleskey, who was in alone after a turnover by Matt Dumba.Rask stopped 28 shots. He is 4-1-0 in his past five games, with a 0.80 goals-against average and .947 save percentage.His best save came late in the second, getting his glove up quick to stifle Jason Pominville, who was alone in front and had a second to move the puck to his forehand.Hes been unbeelievable, carrying us and bailing us out when we made mistakes, David Backes said.dddddddddddd. We need to find a way to beat the other goaltender.Boston has scored four goals in its last three games.An undisclosed injury has kept Bruins leading-scorer David Pastrnak, who has 10 goals and 14 points in 14 games, out of the past two practices. Coach Claude Julien said the right wing is day to day. Riley Nash played on the top line with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron.After an evenly played opening period featuring stellar stops on both ends, and Minnesota controlling the first 14 minutes of the second, Boston thought it took a 1-0 lead when a shot from Torrey Krug deflected off the skate of Backes and behind Dubnyk with 5:30 to play in the frame. However, after a lengthy video review it was ruled the Bruins were offside entering the zone.Pardon my language but the (bad) bounces were 1-1 and ours was just an offside and theirs was a goal, Rask said. But after two periods when its 0-0 you feel like its gonna be some kind of breakdown or lucky bounce and thats what happened.Game notes Boston was scoreless on two power plays and is 4 for 60 all-time against the Wild. ... Minnesota assigned C Joel Eriksson Elk to Farjesta BK in the Swedish Elite League. Eriksson Ek has two goals and three assists in nine games and would have had the first year of his three-year entry-level contract kick in if he played a 10th game. ... Bruins D Kevan Miller, who began practicing with the team Tuesday, did not play. He had surgery Oct. 11 to repair a fracture in his left hand.UP NEXTBruins: Host Winnipeg on SaturdayWild: Host Colorado on Saturday to conclude a three-game homestand ' ' '