Mike Leake vs Francisco Liriano Battle Sees Cincinnati Fall 6-5
Cincinnati dropped a 6-5 decision at PNC Park on Monday as Pittsburgh legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jared Hughes.
Pittsburgh was favored by -142 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Pittsburgh got 7 innings from Francisco Liriano, who gave up 4 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 4. Jared Hughes earned the victory, while the Pirates got 4 RBIs from Ike Davis in the win.
Cincinnati's starting pitcher Mike Leake worked 7 innings, giving up 8 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Brandon Phillips in a losing cause.
Pittsburgh outhit their counterparts 12-11 in the game.