Cards earn split with Giants

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-2 Thursday to earn a split of the four-game series at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis won the game as -145 favorites, while the seven runs went UNDER the posted over/under (9).

Ryan Ludwick went 2-for-4 at the plate and drove in a pair of runs to lift the Cardinals. Todd Wellemeyer fanned six batters and allowed just two runs over 7 1-3 innings for the win.

Aaron Rowand smacked a two-run homer for the Giants, while Barry Zito gave up all five runs in 4 1-3 innings of work.