Chicago Downed 9-1 By Pittsburgh - Ramon Ortiz Takes Loss
Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen was a wrecking crew on Sunday, driving in 5 runs to lead the Pirates to a 9-1 result against Chicago.
Pittsburgh was favored by -122 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Paul Maholm earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 7 2/3 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 0, and allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 5 RBIs from Andrew McCutchen in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Ramon Ortiz worked 4 innings, giving up 7 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Darwin Barney in a losing cause.
Pittsburgh outhit their counterparts 9-4 in the game.
Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act on the road to face Houston looking for another win. For Chicago, they head home to face Florida.