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Cardinals shut down Padres

Jake Westbrook pitched eight scoreless innings to lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-0 win over the San Diego Padres in the opener of a four-game series Thursday at Busch Stadium.

The Cardinals won the game as -125 favorites, while the teams played UNDER the posted over/under (7.5) set by sportsbooks.

Yadier Molina drove in a pair of runs for the Cardinals, and Jon Jay finished 3-for-4 at the plate in the victory.

Tim Stauffer suffered the loss on the hill for the Padres, allowing six hits and four runs over five innings.