Francisco Liriano vs Travis Wood Tilt Ends in Pittsburgh 2-0 Win
Pittsburgh didn’t allow Chicago to get untracked at the plate, mowing them down for a 2-0 shutout win and a trip to the pay window for bettors on Friday.
The Pirates were a -120 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.
Francisco Liriano earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 5, and allowing 2 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Russell Martin in the win.
Chicago got a 6-inning outing from Travis Wood in the loss. He gave up 1 earned run, 2 walks and 4 hits in his time on the mound, while Alfonso Soriano had 1 hit in the loss for the Cubs.
Pittsburgh outhit their counterparts 7-5 in the game.
Jason Grilli pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 3 and allowed 2 hits in his outing.