St. Louis vs Pittsburgh Wrap - St. Louis Wins 2-1
St. Louis grabbed a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh on Monday, as Michael Wacha was credited with a win at PNC Park.
St. Louis was favored by -118 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Michael Wacha earned the victory for the Cardinals, throwing 7 1/3 innings of work, striking out 9, walking 2, and allowing 1 hit and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Matt Holliday in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Charlie Morton worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 3 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Pedro Alvarez in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored St. Louis as they had 3 hits, while Pittsburgh only had 1.
Trevor Rosenthal pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.