Recap - Pittsburgh Defeats Colorado 5-1
Pittsburgh got a 5-1 victory over Colorado on Sunday, with A.J. Burnett earning the victory and helping Pirates moneyline bettors cash out.
Bettors who backed the Pirates were rewarded as -191 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.
A.J. Burnett earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 9 innings of work, striking out 9, walking 1, and allowing 8 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Russell Martin in the win.
Colorado's starting pitcher Juan Nicasio worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Jonathan Herrera in a losing cause.
Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Miami. Colorado will aim to get back on the winning track at New York.