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Chicago Falls 1-0 to Pittsburgh - Recap

Chicago was unable to break through against the Pittsburgh pitching staff, losing 1-0 on Friday at PNC Park.

Pittsburgh was favored by -128 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Pittsburgh got 5 1/3 innings from A.J. Burnett, who gave up 0 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 6. He earned the victory, while the Pirates got 1 RBI from Rod Barajas in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher Ryan Dempster worked 7 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Starlin Castro in a losing cause.

Chicago enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 10-7 advantage in hits.

Joel Hanrahan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 2 hits in his outing.