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Chicago vs St. Louis Wrap - St. Louis Wins 9-2

Chicago dropped a 9-2 decision at Busch Stadium on Friday as St. Louis legged out a win behind winning pitcher Edwin Jackson.

St. Louis was favored by -135 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

St. Louis got 7 innings from Edwin Jackson, who gave up 1 earned run on 7 hits, while striking out 4. He earned the victory, while the Cardinals got 3 RBIs from Ryan Theriot in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher Matt Garza worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Marlon Byrd in a losing cause.

St. Louis outhit their counterparts 12-9 in the game.