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Tyler Clippard vs Chris Stratton Battle Sees Minnesota Fall 6-5

Minnesota dropped a 6-5 decision at PNC Park on Thursday as Pittsburgh legged out a win behind winning pitcher Sam Howard.

Bettors who backed the Pirates were rewarded as +188 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.5.

Sam Howard earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 1.1 innings of work, striking out 1, walking 0, and allowing 1 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Gregory Polanco in the win.

Minnesota's starting pitcher Tyler Clippard worked 1 innings, giving up 1 hits and 0 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Jorge Polanco in a losing cause.

Minnesota outhit their counterparts 9-7 in the game.

Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act home to face Detroit looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head on the road to face Kansas City.