Cards stop Reds in rubber match

Cards stop Reds in rubber match

Chris Carpenter allowed just one run on four hits in helping the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 in the series finale Wednesday night.

The Cardinals won the game as -210 favorites, while the five runs went UNDER the posted over/under (8) set by sportsbooks.

Matt Holliday cracked a solo home run for the Cardinals, and Kyle McClellan closed out the ninth for his first save.

Sam LeCure surrendered three runs on six hits over 5 1-3 innings in a losing effort.