Chicago vs St. Louis Wrap - St. Louis Wins 5-2
St. Louis grabbed a 5-2 win over Chicago on Monday, as Shelby Miller was credited with a win at Busch Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Cardinals were rewarded as -210 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.
Shelby Miller earned the victory for the Cardinals, throwing 5 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 2, and allowing 2 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Yadier Molina in the win.
Chicago got a 7-inning outing from Travis Wood in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 0 walks and 7 hits in his time on the mound, while Luis Valbuena had 1 hit in the loss for the Cubs.
The battle of the bats favored St. Louis as they had 8 hits, while Chicago only had 5.
The game was closed out by Edward Mujica who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.