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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Recap - Nationals Over Pirates 5-2

Washington got $Innings innings of work from Doug Fister en route to a 5-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday at PNC Park.

Bettors who backed the Nationals were rewarded as +111 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go PUSH the closing total of 7.

Doug Fister earned the victory for the Nationals, throwing 5 1/3 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 0, and allowing 6 hits and 1 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Ian Desmond in the win.

Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Francisco Liriano worked 5 innings, giving up 6 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Neil Walker in a losing cause.

Washington enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 10-9 advantage in hits.

The game was closed out by R Soriano who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.

Washington looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Miami. Pittsburgh will aim to get back on the winning track at New York.