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Atlanta Falls 6-2 to St. Louis - Recap

St. Louis grabbed a 6-2 win over Atlanta on Thursday, as Joe Kelly was credited with a win at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis was favored by -140 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.

Joe Kelly earned the victory for the Cardinals, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 2, and allowing 7 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from David Freese in the win.

Atlanta's starting pitcher Paul Maholm worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 5 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Brian McCann in a losing cause.