Game Wrap - Philadelphia 10-9 Victors Over Cardinals
St. Louis dropped a 10-9 decision at Busch Stadium on Thursday as Philadelphia legged out a win behind winning pitcher Raul Valdes.
Philadelphia was an underdog by +123 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Philadelphia got 4 1/3 innings from Joe Blanton, who gave up 7 earned runs on 10 hits, while striking out 5. Raul Valdes earned the victory, while the Phillies got 3 RBIs from Shane Victorino in the win.
St. Louis' starting pitcher Jake Westbrook worked 3 2/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 4 hits from Yadier Molina in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Philadelphia as they had 18 hits, while St. Louis only had 15.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.