Roy Oswalt Tagged With Loss in Cardinals-Phillies Match
St. Louis scored early and often on Thursday, sprinting to a lead and into double figures with a 12-2 win over Philadelphia.
St. Louis was favored by -113 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
St. Louis got 7 innings from Chris Carpenter, who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 7. He earned the victory, while the Cardinals got 3 RBIs from Lance Berkman in the win.
Philadelphia's starting pitcher Roy Oswalt worked 2 innings, giving up 5 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Chase Utley in a losing cause.
St. Louis enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 14-7 advantage in hits.
St. Louis looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Toronto. Philadelphia will aim to get back on the winning track vs Oakland.