Cincinnati Drops Pittsburgh 5-3 - Match Report
Cincinnati grabbed a 5-3 win over Pittsburgh on Friday, as Mike Leake was credited with a win at Great American Ball Park.
Cincinnati was favored by -110 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Cincinnati got 5 2/3 innings from Mike Leake, who gave up 3 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Reds got 3 RBIs from Brandon Phillips in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Francisco Liriano worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 5 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Starling Marte in a losing cause.
Pittsburgh enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 10-8 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Aroldis Chapman who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.