St. Louis Tops Pittsburgh 6-4 - Recap
Pittsburgh dropped a 6-4 decision at PNC Park on Friday as St. Louis legged out a win behind winning pitcher Chris Carpenter.
St. Louis was favored by -137 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
St. Louis got 8 innings from Chris Carpenter, who gave up 4 earned runs on 10 hits, while striking out 4. He earned the victory, while the Cardinals got 2 RBIs from Albert Pujols in the win.
Pittsburgh got a 6-inning outing from Paul Maholm in the loss. He gave up 5 earned runs, 2 walks and 10 hits in his time on the mound, while Michael McKenry had 3 hits in the loss for the Pirates.
The battle of the bats favored St. Louis as they had 15 hits, while Pittsburgh only had 11.
Fernando Salas pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.