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Pittsburgh vs Atlanta Game Final 9-3 - James McDonald Earns Win

Pittsburgh vs Atlanta Game Final 9-3 - James McDonald Earns Win

James McDonald reached double figures in strikeouts, fanning 10 Braves en route to a 9-3 win over Atlanta on Monday at Turner Field.

Pittsburgh won as a +156 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Pittsburgh got 7 2/3 innings from James McDonald, who gave up 3 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 10. He earned the victory, while the Pirates got 3 RBIs from Yamaico Navarro in the win.

Atlanta's starting pitcher Mike Minor worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 7 earned runs while striking out 9 in the loss. They got 4 hits from Eric Hinske in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Pittsburgh as they had 11 hits, while Atlanta only had 8.

Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against St. Louis. Atlanta will aim to get back on the winning track vs Philadelphia.