Pittsburgh Falls 4-1 Against Chicago - Game Recap
Pittsburgh pitchers gave up 2 home runs to Alfonso Soriano and it cost them dearly in a 4-1 loss on Saturday at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs were a +105 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 9.5.
Edwin Jackson earned the victory for the Cubs, throwing 5 2/3 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 2, and allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Alfonso Soriano in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Charlie Morton worked 6 innings, giving up 7 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Starling Marte in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Chicago as they had 7 hits, while Pittsburgh only had 5.
The game was closed out by Kevin Gregg who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.