Joe Kelly vs Travis Wood Battle Sees St. Louis Fall 7-6
Chicago grabbed a 7-6 win over St. Louis on Friday, as Justin Grimm was credited with a win at Wrigley Field.
Bettors who backed the Cubs were rewarded as -101 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 9.5.
Justin Grimm earned the victory for the Cubs, throwing 1 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 1, and allowing 1 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Ryan Sweeney in the win.
St. Louis got a 4 2/3-inning outing from Joe Kelly in the loss. He gave up 5 earned runs, 2 walks and 8 hits in his time on the mound, while Matt Holliday had 3 hits in the loss for the Cardinals.
St. Louis outhit their counterparts 12-11 in the game.
Hector Rondon pitched the final 1 innings for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 1 hits in his outing.