Pittsburgh vs Kansas City Final: 4-2 - Recap
Pittsburgh got a 4-2 victory over Kansas City on Friday, with Erik Bedard earning the victory and helping Pirates moneyline bettors cash out.
The Pirates were a -128 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.
Erik Bedard earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 3, and allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Neil Walker in the win.
Kansas City's starting pitcher Luke Hochevar worked 6 innings, giving up 9 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Alex Gordon in a losing cause.
Pittsburgh enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 10-5 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Joel Hanrahan who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.