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St. Louis Drops Cincinnati 8-5 - Match Report

St. Louis got 3 innings of work from Joe Kelly en route to an 8-5 victory over Cincinnati on Friday at Great American Ball Park.

St. Louis won as a +110 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Joe Kelly earned the victory for the Cardinals, throwing 3 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 1, and allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Allen Craig in the win.

Cincinnati's starting pitcher Mat Latos worked 5 innings, giving up 9 hits and 7 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Todd Frazier in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored St. Louis as they had 14 hits, while Cincinnati only had 12.

Jason Motte pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 2 hits in his outing.