Houston Falls 5-4 Against Pittsburgh - Game Recap
Houston dropped a 5-4 decision at PNC Park on Friday as Pittsburgh legged out a win behind winning pitcher Justin Wilson.
Pittsburgh was favored by -186 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Justin Wilson earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 1, walking 1, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Pedro Alvarez in the win.
Houston's starting pitcher Jordan Lyles worked 5 innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Robbie Grossman in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Pittsburgh as they had 10 hits, while Houston only had 7.