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Rodrigo Lopez vs James McDonald Battle Sees Chicago Fall 7-4

Pittsburgh moneyline bettors cashed on Friday courtesy of a 7-4 win against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park.

Pittsburgh won as a -122 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Pittsburgh got 5 2/3 innings from James McDonald, who gave up 3 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 4. Daniel McCutchen earned the victory, while the Pirates got 3 RBIs from Michael McKenry in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher Rodrigo Lopez worked 6 innings, giving up 8 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Marlon Byrd in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Pittsburgh as they had 12 hits, while Chicago only had 11.

Joel Hanrahan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.