Houston vs St. Louis Wrap - Houston Wins 5-3
Houston got 7 innings of work from Wandy Rodriguez en route to a 5-3 victory over St. Louis on Thursday at Busch Stadium.
Houston won as a +183 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Wandy Rodriguez earned the victory for the Astros, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 1, and allowing 5 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Carlos Lee in the win.
St. Louis got a 6-inning outing from Jaime Garcia in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 2 walks and 8 hits in his time on the mound, while Albert Pujols had 2 hits in the loss for the Cardinals.
The battle of the bats favored Houston as they had 9 hits, while St. Louis only had 5.
Mark Melancon pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Next game, Houston takes its act on the road to face Milwaukee looking for another win. For St. Louis, they head home to face Chicago.