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St. Louis vs Chicago Final: 3-2 - Recap

Chicago dropped a 3-2 decision at Busch Stadium on Sunday as St. Louis legged out a win behind winning pitcher Octavio Dotel.

St. Louis was favored by -205 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.

Octavio Dotel earned the victory for the Cardinals, throwing 2/3 innings of work, striking out 1, walking 0, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Rafael Furcal in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher Randy Wells worked 8 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Blake DeWitt in a losing cause.

St. Louis enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 6-5 advantage in hits.

Jason Motte pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.

St. Louis heads into a battle against Houston. Chicago, meanwhile, will have their next action against San Diego.