Game Wrap - Pittsburgh 2-1 Victors Over Cardinals

Pittsburgh grabbed a 2-1 win over St. Louis on Friday, as James McDonald was credited with a win at Busch Stadium.

The Pirates were a +149 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.

James McDonald earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 3, and allowing 2 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 0 RBIs from Starling Marte in the win.

St. Louis got a 7 2/3-inning outing from Jake Westbrook in the loss. He gave up 1 earned run, 3 walks and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while David Freese had 2 hits in the loss for the Cardinals.

Pittsburgh enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 6-4 advantage in hits.

Joel Hanrahan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.