Texas Falls 5-4 to Pittsburgh - Recap
Pittsburgh got a 5-4 victory over Texas on Tuesday, with Francisco Liriano earning the victory and helping Pirates moneyline bettors cash out.
Pittsburgh was an underdog by +117 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Francisco Liriano earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 2, and allowing 6 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Andrew McCutchen in the win.
Texas got a 5-inning outing from Martin Perez in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 2 walks and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while Alex Rios had 3 hits in the loss for the Rangers.
Texas outhit their counterparts 13-12 in the game.
Mark Melancon pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 3 and allowed 4 hits in his outing.