Cardinals pitchers stymie Padres bats

Cardinals pitchers stymie Padres bats

Chris Carpenter combined on a six-hitter as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated Jake Peavy and the San Diego Padres 5-1 in Game 1 of their best-of-five National league divisional series Tuesday.

St. Louis won the game on the road as +105 underdogs, while the six combined runs went UNDER the posted over/under (7).

Albert Pujols smacked a two-run homer in the fourth inning and finished 2-4 at the plate with a run scored for the Cardinals.

Dave Roberts had three hits for the Padres in a losing cause and Brian Giles drove in the only run.

Chris Carpenter pitched 6 1/3 innings while giving up one run and five hits for the victory.

Jake Peavy gave up five runs from 11 hits in just over five innings to suffer the loss for San Diego.