Pittsburgh Tops Washington 3-1 - Recap
Washington dropped a 3-1 decision at PNC Park on Thursday as Pittsburgh legged out a win behind winning pitcher Edinson Volquez.
Bettors who backed the Pirates were rewarded as -126 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.
Edinson Volquez earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 2, and allowing 3 hits and 1 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Andrew McCutchen in the win.
Washington got a 5 2/3-inning outing from Blake Treinen in the loss. He gave up 2 earned runs, 5 walks and 4 hits in his time on the mound, while Wilson Ramos had 2 hits in the loss for the Nationals.
Pittsburgh outhit their counterparts 7-5 in the game.
The game was closed out by Mark Melancon who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 2 walks and fanned 1 batters to earn the save.