A.J. Burnett vs Matt Garza Tilt Ends in Pittsburgh 7-5 Win
Pittsburgh grabbed a 7-5 win over Texas on Wednesday, as A.J. Burnett was credited with a win at Rangers Ballpark.
Pittsburgh won as a +122 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
A.J. Burnett earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 6 1/3 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 2, and allowing 6 hits and 5 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Clint Barmes in the win.
Texas' starting pitcher Matt Garza worked 4 innings, giving up 5 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Ian Kinsler in a losing cause.
Pittsburgh outhit their counterparts 12-9 in the game.
Kyle Farnsworth pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Pittsburgh heads into a battle against Chicago. Texas, meanwhile, will have their next action against Oakland.