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.