Pittsburgh vs Atlanta Final: 3-1 - Recap
Pittsburgh grabbed a 3-1 win over Atlanta on Saturday, as James McDonald was credited with a win at PNC Park.
Pittsburgh was an underdog by +116 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
James McDonald earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 9, walking 4, and allowing 2 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Gaby Sanchez in the win.
Atlanta got a 6-inning outing from Paul Maholm in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 3 walks and 4 hits in his time on the mound, while Chris Johnson had 2 hits in the loss for the Braves.
Pittsburgh outhit their counterparts 7-4 in the game.
Jason Grilli pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 3 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.