Pittsburgh vs Washington Recap - Pirates Over Nationals 5-3
Pittsburgh used a 2-HR day from Andrew McCutchen on Thursday at Nationals Park as the Pirates defeated Washington 5-3 in baseball action.
The Pirates were a +133 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 6.5.
James McDonald earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 5 2/3 innings of work, striking out 11, walking 1, and allowing 4 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Andrew McCutchen in the win.
Washington's starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann worked 6 innings, giving up 7 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jesus Flores in a losing cause.
Pittsburgh enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 10-6 advantage in hits.
Joel Hanrahan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.
Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Detroit. Washington will aim to get back on the winning track vs Baltimore.