St. Louis Tops Tampa Bay 5-3 - Recap
St. Louis got a 5-3 victory over Tampa Bay on Friday, with Jake Westbrook earning the victory and helping Cardinals moneyline bettors cash out.
The Cardinals were a +125 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.
St. Louis got 7 innings from Jake Westbrook, who gave up 0 earned runs on 2 hits, while striking out 7. He earned the victory, while the Cardinals got 4 RBIs from Colby Rasmus in the win.
Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Wade Davis worked 7 innings, giving up 6 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Evan Longoria in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored St. Louis as they had 9 hits, while Tampa Bay only had 5.
Fernando Salas pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.