Pittsburgh Falls 2-0 to Detroit - Recap
Pittsburgh was unable to break through against the Detroit pitching staff, losing 2-0 on Sunday at PNC Park.
Bettors who backed the Tigers were rewarded as -128 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.
Detroit got 8 innings from Rick Porcello, who gave up 0 earned runs on 1 hit, while striking out 3. He earned the victory, while the Tigers got 1 RBI from Jhonny Peralta in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Paul Maholm worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Ronny Cedeno in a losing cause.
Detroit enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 7-2 advantage in hits.
Jose Valverde pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.
Detroit looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Tampa Bay. Pittsburgh will aim to get back on the winning track vs Atlanta.