Barry Zito vs Erik Bedard Battle Sees Pittsburgh Fall 6-5
San Francisco got a 6-5 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday, with Barry Zito earning the victory and helping Giants moneyline bettors cash out.
Bettors who backed the Giants were rewarded as +137 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 9.5.
San Francisco got 5 innings from Barry Zito, who gave up 4 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 3. He earned the victory, while the Giants got 2 RBIs from Ryan Theriot in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Erik Bedard worked 3 2/3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Andrew McCutchen in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Pittsburgh as they had 9 hits, while San Francisco only had 8.
The game was closed out by Sergio Romo who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.