Chicago vs Pittsburgh Recap - Pirates Over Cubs 1-0
Francisco Liriano led Pittsburgh to a shutout performance against Chicago 1-0 on Wednesday at PNC Park.
Pittsburgh was favored by -137 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Pittsburgh got 7 innings from Francisco Liriano, who gave up 0 earned runs on 2 hits, while striking out 9. He earned the victory, while the Pirates got 1 RBI from Garrett Jones in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija worked 7 innings, giving up 3 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 8 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Welington Castillo in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Chicago as they had 4 hits, while Pittsburgh only had 3.
The game was closed out by Mark Melancon who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.