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Washington Downed 4-2 By Pittsburgh - John Lannan Takes Loss

Pittsburgh moneyline bettors cashed on Monday courtesy of a 4-2 win against the Washington Nationals at PNC Park.

The Pirates were a -124 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.

Pittsburgh got 7 innings from Paul Maholm, who gave up 2 earned runs on 4 hits, while striking out 8. He earned the victory, while the Pirates got 2 RBIs from Brandon Wood in the win.

Washington's starting pitcher John Lannan worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 5 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jayson Werth in a losing cause.

Pittsburgh outhit their counterparts 6-5 in the game.

Joel Hanrahan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.

Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act home to face San Francisco looking for another win. For Washington, they head home to face New York.