Paul Maholm Earns Win in Chicago vs Pittsburgh Game
Pittsburgh scored early and often on Saturday, sprinting to a lead and into double figures with a 10-0 win over Chicago.
Bettors who backed the Pirates were rewarded as -101 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 9.5.
Paul Maholm earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 9 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 0, and allowing 3 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Ronny Cedeno in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Randy Wells worked 4 innings, giving up 5 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Darwin Barney in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Pittsburgh as they had 10 hits, while Chicago only had 3.