Chicago Drops Pittsburgh 4-2 - Match Report
|Chicago Drops Pittsburgh 4-2 - Match Report|
Chicago got 2/3 innings of work from James Russell en route to a 4-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday at PNC Park.
Bettors who backed the Cubs were rewarded as +170 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.
James Russell earned the victory for the Cubs, throwing 2/3 innings of work, striking out 0, walking 1, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Alfonso Soriano in the win.
Pittsburgh got a 6-inning outing from Jeff Locke in the loss. He gave up 2 earned runs, 0 walks and 7 hits in his time on the mound, while Brock Holt had 3 hits in the loss for the Pirates.
Chicago outhit their counterparts 12-7 in the game.
Carlos Marmol pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.
Chicago looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Houston. Pittsburgh will aim to get back on the winning track at Cincinnati.