Chicago vs Chicago Final: 8-2 - Recap
Chicago dropped an 8-2 decision at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday as Chicago legged out a win behind winning pitcher Matt Garza.
Bettors who backed the Cubs were rewarded as +113 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.5.
Chicago got 7 innings from Matt Garza, who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 6. He earned the victory, while the Cubs got 3 RBIs from Luis Valbuena in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Hector Santiago worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 5 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Gordon Beckham in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Chicago as they had 13 hits, while Chicago only had 5.
Next game, Chicago takes its act home to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For Chicago, they head on the road to face Detroit.