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Jake Westbrook vs Jake Arrieta Battle Sees St. Louis Fall 7-0

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.