Game Wrap - Philadelphia 1-0 Victors Over Pirates
Philadelphia got a shutout performance from its pitching staff en route to a 1-0 victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday at PNC Park.
Philadelphia was favored by -148 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Roy Halladay earned the victory for the Phillies, throwing 8 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 0, and allowing 2 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Carlos Ruiz in the win.
Pittsburgh got a 7-inning outing from Erik Bedard in the loss. He gave up 1 earned run, 1 walk and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while Alex Presley had 1 hit in the loss for the Pirates.
The battle of the bats favored Philadelphia as they had 8 hits, while Pittsburgh only had 2.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.