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Paul Maholm vs Kyle Lohse Battle Sees Chicago Fall 7-6

St. Louis got a 7-6 victory over Chicago on Tuesday, with Jason Motte earning the victory and helping Cardinals moneyline bettors cash out.

St. Louis was favored by -165 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.

St. Louis got 6 2/3 innings from Kyle Lohse, who gave up 5 earned runs on 9 hits, while striking out 5. Jason Motte earned the victory, while the Cardinals got 2 RBIs from Allen Craig in the win.

Chicago got a 6-inning outing from Paul Maholm in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 3 walks and 7 hits in his time on the mound, while Alfonso Soriano had 2 hits in the loss for the Cubs.

The battle of the bats favored St. Louis as they had 12 hits, while Chicago only had 10.

St. Louis heads into a battle against San Francisco. Chicago, meanwhile, will have their next action against Philadelphia.