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Game Wrap - Philadelphia 8-3 Victors Over Pirates

Pittsburgh dropped an 8-3 decision at Citizens Bank Park on Monday as Philadelphia legged out a win behind winning pitcher Joe Blanton.

Philadelphia was favored by -133 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.

Philadelphia got 7 innings from Joe Blanton, who gave up 2 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 8. He earned the victory, while the Phillies got 2 RBIs from Jimmy Rollins in the win.

Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Jeffrey Karstens worked 5 innings, giving up 11 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Pedro Alvarez in a losing cause.

Philadelphia outhit their counterparts 12-8 in the game.