The St. Louis Cardinals rode quality pitching to a 5-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night at Busch Stadium. Other than a three-run homer by Adam Dunn in the top of the sixth inning, the Cardinals' pitching allowed little to nothing to happen when Chicago was up to bat.
Over six innings, Cardinal starter Jake Westbrook allowed three runs on five hits, but all of the runs came over a period in the sixth inning when he allowed two consecutive singles before Dunn's homer. The bullpen finished off the game with three innings of no-hit ball, though, walking two and striking out one during the final three frames.
The Cardinals got all their scoring done early, as they were up 5-0 by the end of the fifth inning. David Freese finished with a double, a homer and 3 RBI, plus Allen Craig had a couple of doubles, a walk and three runs scored. Westbrook, Yadier Molina and Daniel Descalso also got on base two times apiece.
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