Mike Minor vs James McDonald Tilt Ends in Atlanta 4-2 Win
Pittsburgh lost in extra innings on Wednesday, falling 4-2 to Atlanta in 11 innings.
Atlanta won as a +100 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
George Sherrill earned the victory for the Braves, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 1, walking 0, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Brooks Conrad in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher James McDonald worked 6 innings, giving up 6 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Steven Pearce in a losing cause.
Craig Kimbrel pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Next game, Atlanta takes its act home to face Cincinnati looking for another win. For Pittsburgh, they head on the road to face Chicago.