Ross Ohlendorf vs Matt Garza Tilt Ends in Pittsburgh 5-4 Win
Pittsburgh shook off a 12-strikeout performance by Matt Garza and still managed to post a 5-4 victory over the Cubs on Sunday at Wrigley Field.
The Pirates were a +153 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 12.5.
Jeffrey Karstens earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 0, walking 0, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Pedro Alvarez in the win.
Chicago got a 7-inning outing from Matt Garza in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 0 walks and 12 hits in his time on the mound, while Starlin Castro had 3 hits in the loss for the Cubs.
Pittsburgh enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 16-9 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Joel Hanrahan who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.
Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act on the road to face St. Louis looking for another win. For Chicago, they head home to face Arizona.