Pittsburgh Tops Kansas City 3-2 - Recap
Pittsburgh moneyline bettors cashed on Sunday courtesy of a 3-2 win against the Kansas City Royals at PNC Park.
The Pirates were a -123 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.
A.J. Burnett earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 7 1/3 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 2, and allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Andrew McCutchen in the win.
Kansas City's starting pitcher Bruce Chen worked 5 innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Alex Gordon in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 6 hits, while Pittsburgh only had 5.
Jason Grilli pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.
Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Baltimore. Kansas City will aim to get back on the winning track vs Milwaukee.