Jake Westbrook vs Jake Arrieta Battle Sees St. Louis Fall 7-0
Chicago's pitching staff did its job for UNDER bettors, holding St. Louis scoreless in a 7-0 victory on Friday at Wrigley Field.
Chicago was an underdog by +115 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Jake Arrieta earned the victory for the Cubs, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 2, and allowing 2 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Nathan Schierholtz in the win.
St. Louis got a 6 2/3-inning outing from Jake Westbrook in the loss. He gave up 6 earned runs, 5 walks and 8 hits in his time on the mound, while Carlos Beltran had 2 hits in the loss for the Cardinals.
Chicago enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-2 advantage in hits.