Cincinnati Pittsburgh Game Ends in 1-0 Pirates Victory - Recap
|Cincinnati Pittsburgh Game Ends in 1-0 Pirates Victory - Recap|
Cincinnati was unable to break through against the Pittsburgh pitching staff, losing 1-0 on Tuesday at PNC Park.
Pittsburgh was an underdog by +103 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
James McDonald earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 6 1/3 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 3, and allowing 4 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Andrew McCutchen in the win.
Cincinnati's starting pitcher Mike Leake worked 6 innings, giving up 2 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Ryan Hanigan in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Cincinnati as they had 6 hits, while Pittsburgh only had 4.
Joel Hanrahan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 2 hits in his outing.