Oakland Tops Pittsburgh 2-1 - Recap
Pittsburgh dropped a 2-1 decision at PNC Park on Monday as Oakland legged out a win behind winning pitcher Bartolo Colon.
Oakland was favored by -115 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Oakland got 7 innings from Bartolo Colon, who gave up 1 earned run on 7 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Athletics got 1 RBI from Josh Donaldson in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Jeff Locke worked 7 innings, giving up 3 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jose Tabata in a losing cause.
Pittsburgh outhit their counterparts 9-3 in the game.
The game was closed out by Grant Balfour who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.