Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Recap - Nationals Over Pirates 5-2
Washington got $Innings innings of work from Doug Fister en route to a 5-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday at PNC Park.
Bettors who backed the Nationals were rewarded as +111 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go PUSH the closing total of 7.
Doug Fister earned the victory for the Nationals, throwing 5 1/3 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 0, and allowing 6 hits and 1 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Ian Desmond in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Francisco Liriano worked 5 innings, giving up 6 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Neil Walker in a losing cause.
Washington enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 10-9 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by R Soriano who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.
Washington looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Miami. Pittsburgh will aim to get back on the winning track at New York.