Game Wrap - Chicago 6-3 Victors Over Cardinals
Chicago grabbed a 6-3 win over St. Louis on Sunday, as Ryan Dempster was credited with a win at Busch Stadium.
Chicago was an underdog by +149 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Ryan Dempster earned the victory for the Cubs, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 1, and allowing 7 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Marlon Byrd in the win.
St. Louis' starting pitcher Jake Westbrook worked 6 innings, giving up 3 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Albert Pujols in a losing cause.
St. Louis outhit their counterparts 9-7 in the game.
Carlos Marmol pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.
Next game, Chicago takes its act on the road to face Pittsburgh looking for another win. For St. Louis, they head on the road to face Milwaukee.