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St. Louis Downed 5-1 By Chicago - Kyle McClellan Takes Loss

Chicago got 1 inning of work from Jeff Samardzija en route to a 5-1 victory over St. Louis on Friday at Busch Stadium.

The Cubs were a +185 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.

Jeff Samardzija earned the victory for the Cubs, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 0, walking 0, and allowing 2 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Alfonso Soriano in the win.

St. Louis' starting pitcher Chris Carpenter worked 7 innings, giving up 5 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Yadier Molina in a losing cause.

Chicago enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-8 advantage in hits.