Recap - Pittsburgh Defeats St. Louis 5-3
|Recap - Pittsburgh Defeats St. Louis 5-3|
Pittsburgh got a 5-3 victory over St. Louis on Saturday, with A.J. Burnett earning the victory and helping Pirates moneyline bettors cash out.
Pittsburgh won as a +100 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
A.J. Burnett earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 3, and allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Russell Martin in the win.
St. Louis' starting pitcher Jake Westbrook worked 6 innings, giving up 6 hits and 0 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Carlos Beltran in a losing cause.
Pittsburgh outhit their counterparts 11-8 in the game.
The game was closed out by Jason Grilli who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 2 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.