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Recap - Chicago Defeats Pittsburgh 7-5

Pittsburgh got a 2-HR day from Pedro Alvarez on Wednesday at Wrigley Field but Chicago still managed to defeat Pittsburgh 7-5 in baseball action.

Chicago was an underdog by +111 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 9.5.

Jason Hammel earned the victory for the Cubs, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 1, and allowing 3 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Mike Olt in the win.

Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez worked 5 innings, giving up 9 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Pedro Alvarez in a losing cause.

Chicago enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 14-6 advantage in hits.