St. Louis Falls 4-1 to Houston - Recap
St. Louis dropped a 4-1 decision at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday as Houston legged out a win behind winning pitcher Bud Norris.
The Astros were a +121 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.
Bud Norris earned the victory for the Astros, throwing 8 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 5, and allowing 1 hit and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Hunter Pence in the win.
St. Louis' starting pitcher Jaime Garcia worked 5 innings, giving up 7 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Albert Pujols in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Houston as they had 11 hits, while St. Louis only had 2.
The game was closed out by Mark Melancon who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.