Edinson Volquez vs James McDonald Battle Sees Pittsburgh Fall 9-8
San Diego used a 2-HR day from Chase Headley on Friday at PNC Park as the Padres defeated Pittsburgh 9-8 in baseball action.
San Diego won as a +122 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Brad Brach earned the victory for the Padres, throwing 2 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 1, and allowing 2 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 5 RBIs from Chase Headley in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher James McDonald worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 7 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Starling Marte in a losing cause.
Pittsburgh enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 11-8 advantage in hits.
Huston Street pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.