Oswalt expected to make next start
PITTSBURGH -- Houston Astros ace Roy Oswalt left Sunday's 9-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates after four innings due to a left ankle contusion.
Oswalt, who was attempting to tie the franchise record for career victories in the outing, was struck in the foot by a sharply-hit ground ball by Pedro Alvarez in the second inning.
Joe Niekro is the Astros' all-time wins leader with 144.
Houston manager Brad Mills said he expects Oswalt (6-11) to make his next start.
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