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Game Wrap - St. Louis 8-4 Victors Over Pirates

St. Louis got 6 innings of work from Edwin Jackson en route to an 8-4 victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday at Busch Stadium.

The Cardinals were a -164 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.5.

St. Louis got 6 innings from Edwin Jackson, who gave up 1 earned run on 6 hits, while striking out 2. He earned the victory, while the Cardinals got 3 RBIs from Matt Holliday in the win.

Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Charlie Morton worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Garrett Jones in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored St. Louis as they had 12 hits, while Pittsburgh only had 7.