Pittsburgh vs Chicago Final: 7-6 - Recap
Pittsburgh pitchers gave up 2 home runs to Starlin Castro but still escaped with a 7-6 victory on Tuesday at Wrigley Field.
The Pirates were a -119 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 7.5.
Tony Watson earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 1, walking 0, and allowing 2 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Pedro Alvarez in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Edwin Jackson worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Emilio Bonifacio in a losing cause.
Pittsburgh outhit their counterparts 11-10 in the game.
Jason Grilli pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.