Chicago vs St. Louis Game Final 9-5 - Jeff Samardzija Earns Win

St. Louis dropped a 9-5 decision at Busch Stadium on Friday as Chicago legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jeff Samardzija.

Chicago was an underdog by +170 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Jeff Samardzija earned the victory for the Cubs, throwing 5 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 1, and allowing 10 hits and 5 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Bryan LaHair in the win.

St. Louis got a 3-inning outing from Adam Wainwright in the loss. He gave up 8 earned runs, 2 walks and 7 hits in his time on the mound, while Jon Jay had 3 hits in the loss for the Cardinals.

St. Louis outhit their counterparts 12-10 in the game.