Recap - Pittsburgh Defeats St. Louis 2-0
A.J. Burnett led Pittsburgh to a shutout performance against St. Louis 2-0 on Saturday at PNC Park.
Pittsburgh was an underdog by +126 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
A.J. Burnett earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 2, and allowing 3 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Pedro Alvarez in the win.
St. Louis got a 6 2/3-inning outing from Jake Westbrook in the loss. He gave up 2 earned runs, 2 walks and 7 hits in his time on the mound, while Matt Carpenter had 2 hits in the loss for the Cardinals.
Pittsburgh outhit their counterparts 7-5 in the game.
Joel Hanrahan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.