Pittsburgh Downed 5-4 By Cincinnati - Jared Hughes Takes Loss
Pittsburgh dropped a 5-4 decision at Great American Ball Park on Saturday as Cincinnati legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jonathan Broxton.
The Reds were a -125 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 9.5.
Jonathan Broxton earned the victory for the Reds, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 0, walking 0, and allowing 1 hit and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Scott Rolen in the win.
Pittsburgh got a 6-inning outing from James McDonald in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 1 walk and 7 hits in his time on the mound, while Alex Presley had 2 hits in the loss for the Pirates.
Cincinnati outhit their counterparts 9-8 in the game.
Aroldis Chapman pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.