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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.