Recap - Pittsburgh Defeats Chicago 3-2
Chicago dropped a 3-2 decision at PNC Park on Sunday as Pittsburgh legged out a win behind winning pitcher Kyle Farnsworth.
Pittsburgh was favored by -176 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 6.5.
Pittsburgh got 6 innings from Francisco Liriano, who gave up 2 earned runs on 3 hits, while striking out 4. Kyle Farnsworth earned the victory, while the Pirates got 1 RBI from Justin Morneau in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Travis Wood worked 6 innings, giving up 5 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Junior Lake in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Pittsburgh as they had 7 hits, while Chicago only had 3.
Mark Melancon pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act home to face San Diego looking for another win. For Chicago, they head on the road to face Milwaukee.