Charlie Morton Tagged With Loss in Pirates-Reds Match
Cincinnati got a 5-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday, with Alfredo Simon earning the victory and helping Reds moneyline bettors cash out.
Bettors who backed the Reds were rewarded as +115 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.
Alfredo Simon earned the victory for the Reds, throwing 6 2/3 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 5, and allowing 4 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Billy Hamilton in the win.
Pittsburgh got a 6-inning outing from Charlie Morton in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 5 walks and 4 hits in his time on the mound, while Starling Marte had 2 hits in the loss for the Pirates.
The game was closed out by Jonathan Broxton who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 2 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.