Cincinnati Downed 6-2 By Pittsburgh - Homer Bailey Takes Loss
Pittsburgh got a 6-2 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday, with A.J. Burnett earning the victory and helping Pirates moneyline bettors cash out.
The Pirates were a +103 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.
A.J. Burnett earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 8 2/3 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 3, and allowing 3 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Starling Marte in the win.
Cincinnati got a 4 2/3-inning outing from Homer Bailey in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 1 walk and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while Drew Stubbs had 1 hit in the loss for the Reds.
The battle of the bats favored Pittsburgh as they had 15 hits, while Cincinnati only had 3.
Joel Hanrahan pitched the final 1/3 innings for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Arizona. Cincinnati will aim to get back on the winning track at Milwaukee.