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Game Wrap - St. Louis 6-3 Victors Over Marlins

St. Louis got 1 inning of work from Jason Motte en route to a 6-3 victory over Florida on Thursday at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis was an underdog by +123 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Jason Motte earned the victory for the Cardinals, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 1, walking 1, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Lance Berkman in the win.

Florida's starting pitcher Josh Johnson worked 7 1/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 2 hits from John Buck in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored St. Louis as they had 9 hits, while Florida only had 7.

Eduardo Sanchez pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.

Next game, St. Louis takes its act home to face Milwaukee looking for another win. For Florida, they head home to face Washington.