Dan Haren Tagged With Loss in Nationals-Pirates Match
Washington pitchers gave up 2 home runs to Andrew McCutchen and it cost them dearly in a 6-5 loss on Monday at Nationals Park.
Bettors who backed the Pirates were rewarded as +125 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.5.
Pittsburgh got 6 2/3 innings from Charlie Morton, who gave up 3 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Pirates got 4 RBIs from Andrew McCutchen in the win.
Washington's starting pitcher Dan Haren worked 5 innings, giving up 5 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jayson Werth in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Washington as they had 9 hits, while Pittsburgh only had 8.
Vincent Mazzaro pitched the final 1/3 innings for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.