Pittsburgh Drops Washington 3-2 - Match Report
Pittsburgh got a 3-2 victory over Washington on Saturday, with Jared Hughes earning the victory and helping Pirates moneyline bettors cash out.
Bettors who backed the Pirates were rewarded as -111 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 6.5.
Jared Hughes earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 1 innings of work, striking out 0, walking 0, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBIs from Neil Walker in the win.
Washington's starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg worked 7 innings, giving up 7 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Greg Dobbs in a losing cause.
Pittsburgh outhit their counterparts 8-5 in the game.
The game was closed out by Mark Melancon who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batters to earn the save.