Pittsburgh Downed 6-3 By Chicago - Charlie Morton Takes Loss
Pittsburgh dropped a 6-3 decision at Wrigley Field on Sunday as Chicago legged out a win behind winning pitcher Randy Wells.
Bettors who backed the Cubs were rewarded as -133 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.5.
Chicago got 6 innings from Randy Wells, who gave up 1 earned run on 7 hits, while striking out 2. He earned the victory, while the Cubs got 2 RBIs from Marlon Byrd in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Charlie Morton worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Derrek Lee in a losing cause.
The game was closed out by Sean Marshall who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.
Chicago heads into a battle against Cincinnati. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, will have their next action against Houston.