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Recap - St. Louis Defeats Cincinnati 3-0

St. Louis got a shutout performance from its pitching staff en route to a 3-0 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis won as a -114 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Jake Westbrook earned the victory for the Cardinals, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 3, and allowing 3 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Yadier Molina in the win.

Cincinnati's starting pitcher Edinson Volquez worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Brandon Phillips in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored St. Louis as they had 7 hits, while Cincinnati only had 4.

The game was closed out by Mitchell Boggs who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.

St. Louis heads into a battle against Houston. Cincinnati, meanwhile, will have their next action against Milwaukee.