Cliff Lee vs Jeffrey Karstens Battle Sees Philadelphia Fall 2-1
Philadelphia lost in extra innings on Saturday, falling 2-1 to Pittsburgh in 10 innings.
Pittsburgh was an underdog by +148 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 6.5.
Juan Cruz earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 1, walking 0, and allowing 2 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Alex Presley in the win.
Philadelphia's starting pitcher Cliff Lee worked 6 innings, giving up 2 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Shane Victorino in a losing cause.
Philadelphia enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 7-6 advantage in hits.