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Jake Westbrook vs James McDonald Battle Sees St. Louis Fall 6-2

Jake Westbrook vs James McDonald Battle Sees St. Louis Fall 6-2

Pittsburgh grabbed a 6-2 win over St. Louis on Monday, as James McDonald was credited with a win at PNC Park.

Bettors who backed the Pirates were rewarded as +118 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.

Pittsburgh got 5 2/3 innings from James McDonald, who gave up 2 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 4. He earned the victory, while the Pirates got 3 RBIs from Ryan Doumit in the win.

St. Louis got a 5 2/3-inning outing from Jake Westbrook in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 1 walk and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while Ryan Theriot had 3 hits in the loss for the Cardinals.

Pittsburgh outhit their counterparts 11-9 in the game.