Pittsburgh vs New York Final: 5-4 - Recap
New York dropped a 5-4 decision at PNC Park on Monday as Pittsburgh legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jared Hughes.
Pittsburgh was favored by -114 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Pittsburgh got 5 innings from Erik Bedard, who gave up 4 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 4. Jared Hughes earned the victory, while the Pirates got 2 RBIs from Michael McKenry in the win.
New York's starting pitcher Johan Santana worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from David Wright in a losing cause.
Joel Hanrahan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.