Daniel McCutchen Tagged With Loss in Pirates-Cubs Match

Chicago got 1 inning of work from Jeff Samardzija en route to a 7-6 victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday at PNC Park.

The Cubs were a +144 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.5.

Chicago got 4 innings from Rodrigo Lopez, who gave up 6 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 0. Jeff Samardzija earned the victory, while the Cubs got 2 RBIs from Carlos Pena in the win.

Pittsburgh got a 7-inning outing from James McDonald in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 0 walks and 4 hits in his time on the mound, while Garrett Jones had 2 hits in the loss for the Pirates.

The battle of the bats favored Pittsburgh as they had 10 hits, while Chicago only had 8.

Carlos Marmol pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.

Next game, Chicago takes its act home to face Cincinnati looking for another win. For Pittsburgh, they head home to face San Diego.