Cincinnati Downed 3-1 By Pittsburgh - Alfredo Simon Takes Loss

Cincinnati Downed 3-1 By Pittsburgh - Alfredo Simon Takes Loss

Cincinnati dropped a 3-1 decision at PNC Park on Saturday as Pittsburgh legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jeff Locke.

The Pirates were a +127 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.

Jeff Locke earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 5 innings of work, striking out 0, walking 4, and allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Starling Marte in the win.

Cincinnati's starting pitcher Johnny Cueto worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 2 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Zack Cozart in a losing cause.

Jason Grilli pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.