Carlos Villanueva vs Michael Wacha Battle Sees St. Louis Fall 6-5
|Carlos Villanueva vs Michael Wacha Battle Sees St. Louis Fall 6-5|
Chicago pitchers gave up 2 home runs to Matt Holliday but still escaped with a 6-5 victory on Saturday at Busch Stadium.
Chicago won as a +178 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Chicago got 6 innings from Carlos Villanueva, who gave up 4 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 4. Blake Parker earned the victory, while the Cubs got 2 RBIs from Welington Castillo in the win.
St. Louis got a 5-inning outing from Michael Wacha in the loss. He gave up 2 earned runs, 3 walks and 5 hits in his time on the mound, while Matt Carpenter had 2 hits in the loss for the Cardinals.
Chicago outhit their counterparts 10-9 in the game.
Kevin Gregg pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.