Pittsburgh vs Miami Game Final 3-0 - Jeffrey Karstens Earns Win
|Pittsburgh vs Miami Game Final 3-0 - Jeffrey Karstens Earns Win|
Jeffrey Karstens led Pittsburgh to a shutout performance against Miami 3-0 on Sunday at PNC Park.
Pittsburgh was favored by -110 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Jeffrey Karstens earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 2, and allowing 5 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Pedro Alvarez in the win.
Miami's starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez worked 7 innings, giving up 7 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 8 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Jose Reyes in a losing cause.
Pittsburgh enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 7-5 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Joel Hanrahan who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.
Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act home to face Chicago looking for another win. For Miami, they head home to face Atlanta.