Red Sox and Cardinals square off in series rubber match

Sun, Jun 19, 2022
MLB News (AP)

Red Sox and Cardinals square off in series rubber match

St. Louis Cardinals (38-29, first in the NL Central) vs. Boston Red Sox (35-31, fourth in the AL East)

Boston; Sunday, 1:35 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Andre Pallante (2-1, 1.46 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 25 strikeouts); Red Sox: Nick Pivetta (6-5, 3.50 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 72 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Red Sox -147, Cardinals +125; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Both the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals are looking for a series win with a victory on Sunday.

Boston has a 35-31 record overall and a 16-16 record in home games. The Red Sox have a 17-7 record in games when they did not give up a home run.

St. Louis is 17-16 on the road and 38-29 overall. The Cardinals are 28-5 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Sunday's game is the third time these teams square off this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Rafael Devers has 23 doubles, a triple and 16 home runs for the Red Sox. Xander Bogaerts is 16-for-34 with five doubles over the last 10 games.

Nolan Arenado has 14 doubles, 13 home runs and 45 RBI while hitting .280 for the Cardinals. Brendan Donovan is 14-for-36 with five doubles over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 6-4, .243 batting average, 3.48 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs

  • Cardinals: 6-4, .273 batting average, 3.17 ERA, outscored opponents by 19 runs

    INJURIES: Red Sox: Christian Arroyo: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Nathan Eovaldi: 15-Day IL (back), Garrett Whitlock: 15-Day IL (hip), Kike Hernandez: 10-Day IL (hip), Matt Barnes: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (back), Chris Sale: 60-Day IL (rib), James Paxton: 60-Day IL (elbow)

    Cardinals: Yadier Molina: 10-Day IL (knee), Corey Dickerson: 10-Day IL (calf), Jordan Hicks: 15-Day IL (forearm), Steven Matz: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Alex Reyes: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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    The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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