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Charlie Morton vs Jeff Samardzija Tilt Ends in Pittsburgh 2-1 Win

Pittsburgh got 1 inning of work from Mark Melancon en route to a 2-1 victory over Chicago on Monday at Wrigley Field.

The Pirates were a -128 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.

Pittsburgh got 7 innings from Charlie Morton, who gave up 0 earned runs on 3 hits, while striking out 5. Mark Melancon earned the victory, while the Pirates got 1 RBI from Starling Marte in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija worked 6 innings, giving up 5 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Brian Bogusevic in a losing cause.

Jason Grilli pitched the final 2/3 innings for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.