Pittsburgh Tops Colorado 7-5 - Recap
Pittsburgh got a 7-5 victory over Colorado on Sunday, with Tony Watson earning the victory and helping Pirates moneyline bettors cash out.
The Pirates were a -114 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 10.5.
Tony Watson earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 2 innings of work, striking out 1, walking 0, and allowing 3 hits and 1 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Travis Snider in the win.
Colorado's starting pitcher Franklin Morales worked 4 innings, giving up 6 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 3 hits from DJ LeMahieu in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Pittsburgh as they had 16 hits, while Colorado only had 10.
The game was closed out by Mark Melancon who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.
Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act on the road to face San Francisco looking for another win. For Colorado, they head on the road to face Chicago.