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Octavio Dotel Tagged With Loss in Astros-Cardinals Match

The battle wasn't settled until inning No. 10 as St. Louis was handed a 5-4 defeat against Houston on Monday at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros were a +138 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 7.5.

Houston got 6 1/3 innings from Wandy Rodriguez, who gave up 2 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 2. Mark Melancon earned the victory, while the Astros got 2 RBIs from Matt Downs in the win.

St. Louis' starting pitcher Jaime Garcia worked 4 innings, giving up 4 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Albert Pujols in a losing cause.

St. Louis outhit their counterparts 12-9 in the game.