Pittsburgh Falls 4-2 Against Washington - Game Recap
Stephen Strasburg reached double figures in strikeouts, fanning 13 Pirates en route to a 4-2 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday at PNC Park.
Washington won as a -157 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 6.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Stephen Strasburg earned the victory for the Nationals, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 13, walking 3, and allowing 5 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Adam LaRoche in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Kevin Correia worked 7 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jose Tabata in a losing cause.
Washington enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-5 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Henry Rodriguez who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.
Washington looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Cincinnati. Pittsburgh will aim to get back on the winning track vs Houston.