Pirates open 3-game series against the Cardinals

Tue, Jul 2, 2024
MLB News (AP)

Pirates open 3-game series against the Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals (43-40, second in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (40-43, third in the NL Central)

Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Kyle Gibson (5-3, 3.70 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 77 strikeouts); Pirates: Mitch Keller (9-4, 3.20 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 91 strikeouts)

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Pirates -128, Cardinals +107; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Pirates start a three-game series at home against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.

Pittsburgh has a 19-20 record in home games and a 40-43 record overall. The Pirates have gone 28-12 in games when they record eight or more hits.

St. Louis has a 19-22 record in road games and a 43-40 record overall. The Cardinals have a 29-14 record in games when they record at least eight hits.

Tuesday's game is the fourth meeting between these teams this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bryan Reynolds has 19 doubles, three triples and 13 home runs for the Pirates. Rowdy Tellez is 7-for-31 with a double, two home runs and five RBI over the last 10 games.

Masyn Winn has a .286 batting average to lead the Cardinals, and has 16 doubles, three triples and four home runs. Brendan Donovan is 13-for-36 with two home runs and eight RBI over the last 10 games.

RELATED COVERAGE Oneil Cruz and Rowdy Tellez homer in 5th as the Pirates avoid sweep and beat the Braves 4-2 Duvall delivers walk-off single in 10th as Braves overcome strong start by Skenes, beat Pirates 2-1 McCutchen hits 2-run homer and Pirates beat the Reds 6-1 to win series from NL Central rival

LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 5-5, .199 batting average, 4.09 ERA, outscored by eight runs

Cardinals: 7-3, .253 batting average, 3.60 ERA, outscored by one run

INJURIES: Pirates: Dennis Santana: day-to-day (arm), David Bednar: 15-Day IL (oblique), Henry Davis: 7-Day IL (head), Hunter Stratton: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Ryan Borucki: 60-Day IL (tricep), Quinn Priester: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Marco Gonzales: 60-Day IL (forearm), Dauri Moreta: 60-Day IL (elbow), Endy Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Johan Oviedo: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Cardinals: Steven Matz: 60-Day IL (back), Keynan Middleton: 60-Day IL (forearm), Ivan Herrera: 10-Day IL (back), Lars Nootbaar: 10-Day IL (oblique), Nick Robertson: 15-Day IL (elbow), Riley O'Brien: 60-Day IL (forearm), Tommy Edman: 60-Day IL (wrist), Drew Rom: 60-Day IL (biceps)

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