Tim Lincecum Tagged With Loss in Pirates-Giants Match
Andrew McCutchen swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 4 runs as his Pirates defeated San Francisco 13-2 at PNC Park.
Bettors who backed the Pirates were rewarded as -129 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.5.
A.J. Burnett earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 6 1/3 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 2, and allowing 4 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Andrew McCutchen in the win.
San Francisco's starting pitcher Tim Lincecum worked 3 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Melky Cabrera in a losing cause.
Pittsburgh enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 17-4 advantage in hits.
Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Milwaukee. San Francisco will aim to get back on the winning track vs Houston.