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Jason Hammel Tagged With Loss in Cardinals-Cubs Match

Chicago dropped a 5-3 decision at Busch Stadium on Thursday as St. Louis legged out a win behind winning pitcher Michael Wacha.

St. Louis won as a -189 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 6.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

St. Louis got 7 innings from Michael Wacha, who gave up 2 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Cardinals got 2 RBIs from Michael Wacha in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher Jason Hammel worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 5 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Starlin Castro in a losing cause.

Chicago enjoyed an edge at the plate with an 8-6 advantage in hits.

Trevor Rosenthal pitched the final 1 2/3 innings for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.

Next game, St. Louis takes its act home to face Atlanta looking for another win. For Chicago, they head home to face Milwaukee.