Vance Worley Earns Win in Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Game
Chicago dropped a 5-3 decision at Wrigley Field on Saturday as Pittsburgh legged out a win behind winning pitcher Vance Worley.
Bettors who backed the Pirates were rewarded as -120 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.
Vance Worley earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 6 2/3 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 1, and allowing 5 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Josh Harrison in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Travis Wood worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 1 hits from Darwin Barney in a losing cause.
Pittsburgh enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 7-5 advantage in hits.
Mark Melancon pitched the final 1 innings for the save. He struck out 3 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.