San Diego Padres (30-19, second in the NL West) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (28-21, second in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Wednesday, 1:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Yu Darvish (4-2, 3.76 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 44 strikeouts); Cardinals: Dakota Hudson (3-2, 3.22 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 25 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Padres -125, Cardinals +105; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Cardinals will try to sweep a three-game series with a win over the San Diego Padres.
St. Louis is 15-11 at home and 28-21 overall. The Cardinals have a 10-2 record in games when they hit at least two home runs.
San Diego has a 17-9 record on the road and a 30-19 record overall. Padres pitchers have a collective 3.40 ERA, which ranks sixth in the majors.
The teams match up Wednesday for the third time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Paul Goldschmidt has a .352 batting average to lead the Cardinals, and has 17 doubles and 11 home runs. Tommy Edman is 13-for-47 with four RBI over the last 10 games.
Manny Machado has 12 doubles, a triple and eight home runs for the Padres. Jurickson Profar is 13-for-42 with two doubles, a home run and five RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 7-3, .261 batting average, 3.91 ERA, outscored opponents by 14 runs
Padres: 5-5, .247 batting average, 2.67 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
INJURIES: Cardinals: Jordan Hicks: 15-Day IL (forearm), Steven Matz: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Dylan Carlson: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Jack Flaherty: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Tyler O’Neill: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Alex Reyes: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Padres: Mike Clevinger: 15-Day IL (tricep), Pierce Johnson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Matt Beaty: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Austin Adams: 60-Day IL (forearm), Fernando Tatis Jr.: 60-Day IL (wrist), Michel Baez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Adrian Morejon: 60-Day IL (elbow), Drew Pomeranz: 60-Day IL (undisclosed)
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