Pittsburgh vs Chicago Wrap - Pittsburgh Wins 8-4
Pittsburgh grabbed an 8-4 win over Chicago on Wednesday, as Jeffrey Karstens was credited with a win at Wrigley Field.
The Pirates were a -125 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Jeffrey Karstens earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 5 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 1, and allowing 3 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Garrett Jones in the win.
Chicago got a 5-inning outing from Travis Wood in the loss. He gave up 2 earned runs, 3 walks and 3 hits in his time on the mound, while Starlin Castro had 2 hits in the loss for the Cubs.
The battle of the bats favored Pittsburgh as they had 13 hits, while Chicago only had 11.
Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Cincinnati. Chicago will aim to get back on the winning track at Los Angeles.