Chicago Drops Pittsburgh 5-4 - Match Report
Pittsburgh dropped a 5-4 decision at PNC Park on Friday as Chicago legged out a win behind winning pitcher Carlos Villanueva.
Chicago was an underdog by +161 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Chicago got 5 innings from Jake Arrieta, who gave up 3 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 6. Carlos Villanueva earned the victory, while the Cubs got 2 RBIs from Anthony Rizzo in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Charlie Morton worked 5 innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jose Tabata in a losing cause.
The game was closed out by Kevin Gregg who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.