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Milwaukee vs St. Louis Wrap - St. Louis Wins 5-2

Milwaukee dropped a 5-2 decision at Busch Stadium on Thursday as St. Louis legged out a win behind winning pitcher Chris Carpenter.

Bettors who backed the Cardinals were rewarded as -125 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.

Chris Carpenter earned the victory for the Cardinals, throwing 8 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 3, and allowing 10 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Albert Pujols in the win.

Milwaukee's starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo worked 5 innings, giving up 7 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Yuniesky Betancourt in a losing cause.

Milwaukee enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 10-9 advantage in hits.

The game was closed out by Fernando Salas who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.

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