Pittsburgh vs Houston Game Final 6-5 - Tony Watson Earns Win
|Pittsburgh vs Houston Game Final 6-5 - Tony Watson Earns Win|
Houston dropped a 6-5 decision at Minute Maid Park on Friday as Pittsburgh legged out a win behind winning pitcher Tony Watson.
Pittsburgh won as a -157 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Pittsburgh got 5 innings from Jeffrey Karstens, who gave up 4 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 7. Tony Watson earned the victory, while the Pirates got 2 RBIs from Michael McKenry in the win.
Houston's starting pitcher Jordan Lyles worked 6 innings, giving up 7 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Chris Johnson in a losing cause.
Houston outhit their counterparts 11-9 in the game.
The game was closed out by Joel Hanrahan who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.