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Bud Norris Tagged With Loss in Cardinals-Astros Match

Houston dropped a 5-4 decision at Busch Stadium on Thursday as St. Louis legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jaime Garcia.

St. Louis was favored by -235 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.

Jaime Garcia earned the victory for the Cardinals, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 2, and allowing 6 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Allen Craig in the win.

Houston's starting pitcher Bud Norris worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Matt Dominguez in a losing cause.

Houston outhit their counterparts 10-9 in the game.

Jason Motte pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 3 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.

St. Louis heads into a battle against Chicago. Houston, meanwhile, will have their next action against Pittsburgh.