Cardinals soar past Padres

Cardinals soar past Padres

John Smoltz pitched five shutout innings, allowing only three hits while striking out nine Sunday, as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Diego Padres 5-2.

The Cardinals were a -165 favorite in the game and the seven runs scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (9).

Ryan Ludwick drove in a pair of runs for St. Louis and Albert Pujols hit a solo home run.

Nick Hundley hit a solo home run for San Diego and Cesar Carrillo allowed four runs on five hits in two innings.