Ted Lilly vs Ryan Dempster Battle Sees Los Angeles Fall 10-8
Chicago grabbed a 10-8 win over Los Angeles on Saturday, as Jeff Samardzija was credited with a win at Wrigley Field.
Bettors who backed the Cubs were rewarded as -120 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 9.5.
Chicago got 5 2/3 innings from Ryan Dempster, who gave up 7 earned runs on 9 hits, while striking out 3. Jeff Samardzija earned the victory, while the Cubs got 3 RBIs from Starlin Castro in the win.
Los Angeles' starting pitcher Ted Lilly worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 11 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Casey Blake in a losing cause.
Chicago enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 16-11 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Carlos Marmol who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 1 walk and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.