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Mike Leake vs Tyler Lyons Battle Sees Cincinnati Fall 8-6

St. Louis grabbed an 8-6 win over Cincinnati on Monday, as Carlos Martinez was credited with a win at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis was favored by -106 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 9.5.

St. Louis got 5 innings from Tyler Lyons, who gave up 1 earned run on 3 hits, while striking out 7. Carlos Martinez earned the victory, while the Cardinals got 4 RBIs from Allen Craig in the win.

Cincinnati's starting pitcher Mike Leake worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jay Bruce in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored St. Louis as they had 8 hits, while Cincinnati only had 6.

The game was closed out by Edward Mujica who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.