Cardinals host Phillies, look to build on Flaherty’s strong showing

Philadelphia Phillies (10-11, second in the NL East) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (11-10, second in the NL Central)

St. Louis; Monday, 7:45 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Zack Wheeler (1-2, 3.80 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 26 strikeouts) Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (0-2, 5.03 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 24 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cardinals -106, Phillies -110; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Jack Flaherty. Flaherty threw seven innings, surrendering one run on three hits with six strikeouts against Cincinnati.

The Cardinals are 5-4 on their home turf. St. Louis has hit 28 home runs this season, fourth in the majors. Paul DeJong leads the team with five, averaging one every 14.2 at-bats.

The Phillies are 2-7 on the road. Philadelphia hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .314 this season, led by Bryce Harper with a mark of .458.

The Phillies won the last meeting 2-0. Aaron Nola earned his first victory and Harper went 3-for-3 with a double, a home run and an RBI for Philadelphia. John Gant registered his second loss for St. Louis.

TOP PERFORMERS: Dylan Carlson ranks second on the Cardinals with nine extra base hits and is batting .309.

Harper leads the Phillies with six home runs and has 10 RBIs.

LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 5-5, .216 batting average, 3.35 ERA, outscored opponents by one run

Phillies: 4-6, .246 batting average, 5.46 ERA, outscored by 13 runs

INJURIES: Cardinals: Miles Mikolas: (right shoulder), Dakota Hudson: (right elbow), Harrison Bader: (right forearm), John Nogowski: (hand), Yadier Molina: (foot).

Phillies: Matt Moore: (undisclosed), Seranthony Dominguez: (elbow), Archie Bradley: (left oblique), Jose Alvarado: (undisclosed), Ronald Torreyes: (undisclosed), Jean Segura: (right quad), Brad Miller: (neck).

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