Octavio Dotel Tagged With Loss in Astros-Cardinals Match
The battle wasn't settled until inning No. 10 as St. Louis was handed a 5-4 defeat against Houston on Monday at Minute Maid Park.
The Astros were a +138 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 7.5.
Houston got 6 1/3 innings from Wandy Rodriguez, who gave up 2 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 2. Mark Melancon earned the victory, while the Astros got 2 RBIs from Matt Downs in the win.
St. Louis' starting pitcher Jaime Garcia worked 4 innings, giving up 4 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Albert Pujols in a losing cause.
St. Louis outhit their counterparts 12-9 in the game.