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St. Louis Drops Houston 4-2 - Match Report

Houston dropped a 4-2 decision at Busch Stadium on Thursday as St. Louis legged out a win behind winning pitcher Kyle McClellan.

St. Louis won as a -154 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

St. Louis got 8 innings from Kyle McClellan, who gave up 2 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Cardinals got 2 RBIs from Gerald Laird in the win.

Houston's starting pitcher J.A. Happ worked 6 innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 8 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Hunter Pence in a losing cause.

Fernando Salas pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.

Next game, St. Louis takes its act on the road to face Kansas City looking for another win. For Houston, they head on the road to face Toronto.