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Jeff Samardzija vs Joe Kelly Battle Sees St. Louis Fall 6-3

Jeff Samardzija vs Joe Kelly Battle Sees St. Louis Fall 6-3

The battle wasn't settled until inning No. 11 as St. Louis was handed a 6-3 defeat against Chicago on Friday at Busch Stadium.

The Cubs were a +128 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 7.5.

Chicago got 7 innings from Jeff Samardzija, who gave up 1 earned run on 6 hits, while striking out 4. Justin Grimm earned the victory, while the Cubs got 3 RBIs from Welington Castillo in the win.

St. Louis' starting pitcher Joe Kelly worked 6 innings, giving up 6 hits and 0 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Matt Adams in a losing cause.

Chicago enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 12-7 advantage in hits.

The game was closed out by Hector Rondon who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 1 walk and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.