Pittsburgh Pirates (24-34, third in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (34-27, first in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Monday, 7:45 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Mitch Keller (2-5, 5.26 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 44 strikeouts); Cardinals: Zack Thompson (0-0, 2.25 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, three strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cardinals -191, Pirates +162; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Pirates hit the road against the St. Louis Cardinals looking to break a four-game road skid.
St. Louis has an 18-12 record in home games and a 34-27 record overall. The Cardinals have an 11-3 record in games when they hit at least two home runs.
Pittsburgh is 24-34 overall and 11-17 in road games. The Pirates have gone 12-23 in games when they have allowed a home run.
Monday’s game is the seventh meeting between these teams this season. The Cardinals are up 5-1 in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tommy Edman has eight doubles, three triples and six home runs for the Cardinals. Corey Dickerson is 2-for-5 with two home runs over the last 10 games.
Daniel Vogelbach has five doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 15 RBI for the Pirates. Bryan Reynolds is 16-for-39 with a double and three home runs over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 5-5, .243 batting average, 4.40 ERA, even run differential
Pirates: 3-7, .224 batting average, 4.19 ERA, outscored by 10 runs
INJURIES: Cardinals: Corey Dickerson: 10-Day IL (calf), Jordan Hicks: 15-Day IL (forearm), Steven Matz: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Jack Flaherty: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Alex Reyes: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Pirates: Dillon Peters: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Josh VanMeter: 10-Day IL (finger), Ben Gamel: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Yoshitomo Tsutsugo: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Heath Hembree: 15-Day IL (right calf), Kevin Newman: 60-Day IL (groin), Roberto Perez: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Jake Marisnick: 10-Day IL (thumb), Greg Allen: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Mears: 60-Day IL (elbow)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.