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Recap - Pittsburgh Defeats Chicago 2-1

Pittsburgh got 7 innings of work from Gerrit Cole en route to a 2-1 victory over Chicago on Saturday at PNC Park.

The Pirates were a -186 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.

Pittsburgh got 7 innings from Gerrit Cole, who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 7. He earned the victory, while the Pirates got 1 RBI from Jose Tabata in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher Scott Baker worked 6 innings, giving up 3 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Starlin Castro in a losing cause.

The game was closed out by Mark Melancon who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.