Pittsburgh Falls 5-3 to Chicago - Recap
Pittsburgh dropped a 5-3 decision at Wrigley Field on Saturday as Chicago legged out a win behind winning pitcher Sean Marshall.
Bettors who backed the Cubs were rewarded as -176 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.
Chicago got 6 innings from Carlos Zambrano, who gave up 3 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 4. Sean Marshall earned the victory, while the Cubs got 2 RBIs from Blake DeWitt in the win.
Pittsburgh got a 6 2/3-inning outing from Paul Maholm in the loss. He gave up 0 earned runs, 2 walks and 5 hits in his time on the mound, while Jose Tabata had 1 hit in the loss for the Pirates.
Chicago enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-5 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Carlos Marmol who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 3 batters to earn the save.