Cincinnati Downed 3-2 By Pittsburgh - Mike Leake Takes Loss
Pittsburgh got a 3-2 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday, with James McDonald earning the victory and helping Pirates moneyline bettors cash out.
Pittsburgh was favored by -110 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
James McDonald earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 6 1/3 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 2, and allowing 6 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Neil Walker in the win.
Cincinnati's starting pitcher Mike Leake worked 7 innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Joey Votto in a losing cause.
Cincinnati outhit their counterparts 8-6 in the game.
Joel Hanrahan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.