Recap - Cincinnati Defeats Pittsburgh 2-0
|Recap - Cincinnati Defeats Pittsburgh 2-0|
Francisco Liriano struck out 11 Cincinnati batters, but it wasn't enough as the Reds defeated Pittsburgh 2-0 in MLB action Saturday.
The Reds were a +117 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.
Mike Leake earned the victory for the Reds, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 1, and allowing 7 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Joey Votto in the win.
Pittsburgh got a 6-inning outing from Francisco Liriano in the loss. He gave up 1 earned run, 1 walk and 4 hits in his time on the mound, while Alex Presley had 3 hits in the loss for the Pirates.
The battle of the bats favored Pittsburgh as they had 10 hits, while Cincinnati only had 8.
Aroldis Chapman pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.