Tyler Mahle (12-5) earned the win Thursday against the Pirates, tossing six shutout innings while allowing five hits and one walk. He struck out four.
This was an excellent start for Mahle, who limited his walks and was efficient overall. The four strikeouts is a low total for him, but the Pirates are not very strikeout prone. This season, he owns a 3.59 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 192 strikeouts in 165.1 innings.