Justin Masterson Earns Win in Cleveland vs Pittsburgh Game
Cleveland got a shutout performance from its pitching staff en route to a 2-0 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday at Progressive Field.
Bettors who backed the Indians were rewarded as -145 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.
Justin Masterson earned the victory for the Indians, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 9, walking 3, and allowing 4 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Carlos Santana in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher James McDonald worked 6 innings, giving up 3 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Neil Walker in a losing cause.
Cleveland enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 6-5 advantage in hits.
Chris Perez pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.