Game Wrap - Arizona 6-3 Victors Over Pirates
Arizona used a 2-HR day from Jason Kubel on Thursday at PNC Park as the Diamondbacks defeated Pittsburgh 6-3 in baseball action.
Bettors who backed the Diamondbacks were rewarded as +110 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.5.
Joe Saunders earned the victory for the Diamondbacks, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 0, and allowing 7 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Jason Kubel in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez worked 6 innings, giving up 7 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Gaby Sanchez in a losing cause.
Arizona enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 10-8 advantage in hits.
J.J. Putz pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Arizona heads into a battle against Washington. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, will have their next action against San Diego.