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Pittsburgh vs Washington Wrap - Washington Wins 9-7

Gio Gonzalez struck out 11 batters as Washington defeated Pittsburgh 9-7 in baseball wagering action Thursday at Nationals Park.

The Nationals were a -125 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 7.5.

Ian Krol earned the victory for the Nationals, throwing 2/3 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 1, and allowing 1 hit and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Bryce Harper in the win.

Pittsburgh got a 7-inning outing from A.J. Burnett in the loss. He gave up 1 earned run, 1 walk and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while Jordy Mercer had 3 hits in the loss for the Pirates.

The battle of the bats favored Washington as they had 14 hits, while Pittsburgh only had 12.

Washington looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against New York. Pittsburgh will aim to get back on the winning track at Miami.