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Joe Kelly vs Jeff Samardzija Battle Sees St. Louis Fall 3-2

Chicago grabbed a 3-2 win over St. Louis on Saturday, as James Russell was credited with a win at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs were a -104 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.

Chicago got 6 innings from Jeff Samardzija, who gave up 2 earned runs on 3 hits, while striking out 7. James Russell earned the victory, while the Cubs got 2 RBIs from Alfonso Soriano in the win.

St. Louis' starting pitcher Joe Kelly worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up 5 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Skip Schumaker in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Chicago as they had 6 hits, while St. Louis only had 5.

The game was closed out by Carlos Marmol who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.