Adam Wainwright vs Homer Bailey Battle Sees Cincinnati Fall 8-2
Cincinnati dropped an 8-2 decision at Great American Ball Park on Sunday as St. Louis legged out a win behind winning pitcher Adam Wainwright.
St. Louis was favored by -129 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Adam Wainwright earned the victory for the Cardinals, throwing 5 2/3 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 0, and allowing 6 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Matt Holliday in the win.
Cincinnati's starting pitcher Homer Bailey worked 6 innings, giving up 9 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Chris Heisey in a losing cause.
St. Louis outhit their counterparts 17-7 in the game.
St. Louis heads into a battle against Pittsburgh. Cincinnati, meanwhile, will have their next action against Arizona.