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.