Cincinnati Tops Pittsburgh 2-1 - Recap
|Cincinnati Tops Pittsburgh 2-1 - Recap|
Pittsburgh dropped a 2-1 decision at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday as Cincinnati legged out a win behind winning pitcher Homer Bailey.
Cincinnati won as a -135 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Cincinnati got 7 innings from Homer Bailey, who gave up 1 earned run on 6 hits, while striking out 4. He earned the victory, while the Reds got 1 RBI from Wilson Valdez in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher A.J. Burnett worked 6 innings, giving up 5 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 8 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Andrew McCutchen in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Pittsburgh as they had 7 hits, while Cincinnati only had 6.
The game was closed out by J.J. Hoover who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.
Cincinnati looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Miami. Pittsburgh will aim to get back on the winning track at Chicago.