Erik Bedard vs Jake Westbrook Tilt Ends in St. Louis 5-4 Win
Pittsburgh dropped a 5-4 decision at Busch Stadium on Sunday as St. Louis legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jake Westbrook.
The Cardinals were a -161 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 9.5.
St. Louis got 6 innings from Jake Westbrook, who gave up 4 earned runs on 9 hits, while striking out 6. He earned the victory, while the Cardinals got 2 RBIs from Allen Craig in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Erik Bedard worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Alex Presley in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Pittsburgh as they had 12 hits, while St. Louis only had 9.
The game was closed out by Jason Motte who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.
St. Louis heads into a battle against Colorado. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, will have their next action against Houston.