Cincinnati Pittsburgh Game Ends in 6-5 Pirates Victory - Recap
Brandon Phillips swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 3 runs but it wasn't enough as Pirates defeated Cincinnati 6-5 at PNC Park.
Pittsburgh was favored by -114 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Tony Watson earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 1, walking 1, and allowing 1 hit and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Andrew McCutchen in the win.
Cincinnati got a 6-inning outing from Mike Leake in the loss. He gave up 5 earned runs, 2 walks and 10 hits in his time on the mound, while Brandon Phillips had 2 hits in the loss for the Reds.
Pittsburgh enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 12-8 advantage in hits.
Jason Grilli pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.