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Jake Westbrook vs Tony Cingrani Battle Sees St. Louis Fall 8-3

St. Louis pitchers gave up 2 home runs to Devin Mesoraco and it cost them dearly in an 8-3 loss on Saturday at Great American Ball Park.

The Reds were a -161 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.5.

Tony Cingrani earned the victory for the Reds, throwing 5 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 5, and allowing 4 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Devin Mesoraco in the win.

St. Louis' starting pitcher Jake Westbrook worked 5 innings, giving up 4 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Carlos Beltran in a losing cause.

Cincinnati enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-4 advantage in hits.