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Pittsburgh Falls 7-4 Against Chicago - Game Recap

Chicago got 5 innings of work from Chris Rusin en route to a 7-4 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday at Wrigley Field.

Chicago won as a +125 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Chicago got 5 innings from Chris Rusin, who gave up 2 earned runs on 4 hits, while striking out 6. He earned the victory, while the Cubs got 4 RBIs from Starlin Castro in the win.

Pittsburgh got a 3 2/3-inning outing from James McDonald in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 4 walks and 5 hits in his time on the mound, while Garrett Jones had 2 hits in the loss for the Pirates.

The battle of the bats favored Chicago as they had 9 hits, while Pittsburgh only had 8.

The game was closed out by Carlos Marmol who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.