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Pittsburgh Downed 5-4 By St. Louis - Jose Veras Takes Loss

St. Louis moneyline bettors cashed on Friday courtesy of a 5-4 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis was favored by -175 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.

St. Louis got 6 innings from Jake Westbrook, who gave up 4 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 3. Kyle McClellan earned the victory, while the Cardinals got 3 RBIs from Yadier Molina in the win.

Pittsburgh's starting pitcher James McDonald worked 6 innings, giving up 5 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Andrew McCutchen in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Pittsburgh as they had 7 hits, while St. Louis only had 6.