Pittsburgh vs Chicago Final: 5-4 - Recap
Gerrit Cole struck out 10 batters as Pittsburgh defeated Chicago 5-4 in baseball wagering action Thursday at Wrigley Field.
Pittsburgh was favored by -129 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Gerrit Cole earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 10, walking 2, and allowing 5 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Pedro Alvarez in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Travis Wood worked 6 innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Starlin Castro in a losing cause.
Pittsburgh outhit their counterparts 8-6 in the game.
Jason Grilli pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.
Pittsburgh heads into a battle against Milwaukee. Chicago, meanwhile, will have their next action against St. Louis.