Pittsburgh Tops Arizona 2-1 - Recap
Arizona dropped a 2-1 decision at Chase Field on Wednesday as Pittsburgh legged out a win behind winning pitcher Brad Lincoln.
Pittsburgh was an underdog by +152 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 9.5.
Pittsburgh got 4 innings from James McDonald, who gave up 1 earned run on 3 hits, while striking out 2. Brad Lincoln earned the victory, while the Pirates got 1 RBI from Neil Walker in the win.
Arizona's starting pitcher Daniel Hudson worked 7 2/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Aaron Hill in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Pittsburgh as they had 7 hits, while Arizona only had 6.
Juan Cruz pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.
Pittsburgh heads into a battle against St. Louis. Arizona, meanwhile, will have their next action against Atlanta.