Washington Falls 5-3 to Pittsburgh - Recap
Washington dropped a 5-3 decision at Nationals Park on Saturday as Pittsburgh legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jose Veras.
Pittsburgh won as a +150 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Pittsburgh got 6 1/3 innings from James McDonald, who gave up 2 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 7. Jose Veras earned the victory, while the Pirates got 2 RBIs from Garrett Jones in the win.
Washington's starting pitcher Livan Hernandez worked 7 innings, giving up 6 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jayson Werth in a losing cause.
Joel Hanrahan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 2 hits in his outing.