Tim Hudson vs Jake Westbrook Tilt Ends in St. Louis 6-3 Win
St. Louis got 5 1/3 innings of work from Jake Westbrook en route to a 6-3 victory over Atlanta on Sunday at Busch Stadium.
St. Louis was an underdog by +103 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Jake Westbrook earned the victory for the Cardinals, throwing 5 1/3 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 1, and allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Yadier Molina in the win.
Atlanta's starting pitcher Tim Hudson worked 6 innings, giving up 8 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Chipper Jones in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored St. Louis as they had 8 hits, while Atlanta only had 6.
The game was closed out by Jason Motte who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 3 batters to earn the save.
St. Louis heads into a battle against Pittsburgh. Atlanta, meanwhile, will have their next action against Florida.