Tim Wakefield vs Jeffrey Karstens Tilt Ends in Pittsburgh 6-4 Win
Pittsburgh got 6 2/3 innings of work from Jeffrey Karstens en route to a 6-4 victory over Boston on Saturday at PNC Park.
Pittsburgh won as a +123 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Pittsburgh got 6 2/3 innings from Jeffrey Karstens, who gave up 3 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 2. He earned the victory, while the Pirates got 3 RBIs from Lyle Overbay in the win.
Boston got a 6-inning outing from Tim Wakefield in the loss. He gave up 5 earned runs, 4 walks and 7 hits in his time on the mound, while Dustin Pedroia had 2 hits in the loss for the Red Sox.
The battle of the bats favored Boston as they had 9 hits, while Pittsburgh only had 8.
Joel Hanrahan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.