Houston Downed 4-1 By St. Louis - Fernando Abad Takes Loss
St. Louis grabbed a 4-1 win over Houston on Tuesday, as Kyle Lohse was credited with a win at Busch Stadium.
St. Louis was favored by -310 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
St. Louis got 7 innings from Kyle Lohse, who gave up 0 earned runs on 4 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Cardinals got 2 RBIs from Jon Jay in the win.
Houston's starting pitcher Fernando Abad worked 5 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Jose Altuve in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored St. Louis as they had 9 hits, while Houston only had 7.
The game was closed out by Jason Motte who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.