Collin McHugh vs Joe Kelly Tilt Ends in St. Louis 5-4 Win
St. Louis grabbed a 5-4 win over New York on Monday, as Joe Kelly was credited with a win at Busch Stadium.
St. Louis was favored by -154 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Joe Kelly earned the victory for the Cardinals, throwing 6 2/3 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 2, and allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Matt Carpenter in the win.
New York's starting pitcher Collin McHugh worked 4 innings, giving up 6 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Dan Murphy in a losing cause.
St. Louis enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-8 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Jason Motte who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 1 walk and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.