Pittsburgh Downed 3-2 By St. Louis - Charlie Morton Takes Loss
St. Louis got a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday, with Edwin Jackson earning the victory and helping Cardinals moneyline bettors cash out.
St. Louis was favored by -148 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
St. Louis got 6 2/3 innings from Edwin Jackson, who gave up 2 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Cardinals got 2 RBIs from Yadier Molina in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Charlie Morton worked 7 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Derrek Lee in a losing cause.
Pittsburgh outhit their counterparts 8-7 in the game.
The game was closed out by Jason Motte who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.
Next game, St. Louis takes its act on the road to face Philadelphia looking for another win. For Pittsburgh, they head on the road to face Los Angeles.