Gio Gonzalez vs Matt Garza Battle Sees Chicago Fall 7-4
Washington grabbed a 7-4 win over Chicago on Saturday, as Ryan Mattheus was credited with a win at Wrigley Field.
Washington was an underdog by +110 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 9.5.
Washington got 3 2/3 innings from Gio Gonzalez, who gave up 4 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 6. Ryan Mattheus earned the victory, while the Nationals got 2 RBIs from Adam LaRoche in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Matt Garza worked 6 innings, giving up 5 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Starlin Castro in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Washington as they had 12 hits, while Chicago only had 8.
Henry Rodriguez pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 3 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.