Chicago Falls 12-5 to Chicago - Recap
Chicago dropped a 12-5 decision at U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday as Chicago legged out a win behind winning pitcher Brian Schlitter.
Bettors who backed the Cubs were rewarded as +106 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 9.5.
Brian Schlitter earned the victory for the Cubs, throwing 1 2/3 innings of work, striking out 0, walking 0, and allowing 1 hit and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Mike Olt in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Scott Carroll worked 4 innings, giving up 11 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 4 hits from Alexei Ramirez in a losing cause.
Chicago enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 15-13 advantage in hits.
Chicago heads into a battle against Atlanta. Chicago, meanwhile, will have their next action against Arizona.