James McDonald Tagged With Loss in Reds-Pirates Match
Cincinnati used a 2-HR day from Jonny Gomes on Saturday at Great American Ball Park as the Reds defeated Pittsburgh 11-2 in baseball action.
Cincinnati was favored by -143 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 9.5.
Mike Leake earned the victory for the Reds, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 4, and allowing 4 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Ramon Hernandez in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher James McDonald worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Ryan Doumit in a losing cause.
Cincinnati outhit their counterparts 15-6 in the game.