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Lance Lynn vs J.A. Happ Tilt Ends in St. Louis 14-2 Win

St. Louis used a 2-HR day from David Freese on Thursday at Minute Maid Park as the Cardinals defeated Houston 14-2 in baseball action.

St. Louis was favored by -142 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.

St. Louis got 6 innings from Lance Lynn, who gave up 2 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 11. He earned the victory, while the Cardinals got 6 RBIs from David Freese in the win.

Houston's starting pitcher J.A. Happ worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up 5 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jed Lowrie in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored St. Louis as they had 16 hits, while Houston only had 7.

St. Louis heads into a battle against Cleveland. Houston, meanwhile, will have their next action against Chicago.