A.J. Burnett Earns Win in Houston vs Pittsburgh Game

Pittsburgh moneyline bettors cashed on Thursday courtesy of a 5-3 win against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

The Pirates were a -165 favorite 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 7 1/3 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 1, and allowing 4 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Garrett Jones in the win.

Houston's starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel worked 6 innings, giving up 5 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Chris Johnson in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Pittsburgh as they had 8 hits, while Houston only had 5.

The game was closed out by Joel Hanrahan who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 1 walk and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.