Chicago vs Pittsburgh Recap - Cubs Over Pirates 6-3
Chicago grabbed a 6-3 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday, as Ryan Dempster was credited with a win at PNC Park.
Chicago won as a +104 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Ryan Dempster earned the victory for the Cubs, throwing 5 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 3, and allowing 7 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Kosuke Fukudome in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Kevin Correia worked 3 2/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Alex Presley in a losing cause.
Chicago enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 14-8 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Carlos Marmol who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 1 walk and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.