Chicago vs Pittsburgh Wrap - Chicago Wins 2-0
Chicago shook off a 11-strikeout performance by Erik Bedard and still managed to post a 2-0 victory over the Pirates on Monday at PNC Park.
Chicago won as a +142 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Jeff Samardzija earned the victory for the Cubs, throwing 8 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 1, and allowing 1 hit and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Alfonso Soriano in the win.
Pittsburgh got a 7-inning outing from Erik Bedard in the loss. He gave up 1 earned run, 2 walks and 2 hits in his time on the mound, while Andrew McCutchen had 1 hit in the loss for the Pirates.
Chicago outhit their counterparts 4-2 in the game.
Carlos Marmol pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.