Pittsburgh vs Arizona Wrap - Pittsburgh Wins 6-5
Arizona dropped a 6-5 decision at Chase Field on Tuesday as Pittsburgh legged out a win behind winning pitcher James McDonald.
Bettors who backed the Pirates were rewarded as +132 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.5.
James McDonald earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 5 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 4, and allowing 4 hits and 4 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Starling Marte in the win.
Arizona's starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy worked 6 2/3 innings, giving up 10 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Gerardo Parra in a losing cause.
Pittsburgh outhit their counterparts 11-6 in the game.
The game was closed out by Jason Grilli who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.