Cardinals look to keep home win streak alive, host the Cubs

Chicago Cubs (56-76, third in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (77-55, first in the NL Central)

St. Louis; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Drew Smyly (5-7, 3.24 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 73 strikeouts); Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (9-9, 3.09 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 130 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cardinals -209, Cubs +175; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Cardinals, on a three-game home winning streak, host the Chicago Cubs.

St. Louis has a 77-55 record overall and a 43-22 record at home. The Cardinals have hit 166 total home runs to rank sixth in MLB play.

Chicago has a 56-76 record overall and a 28-38 record on the road. Cubs hitters have a collective .312 on-base percentage, the 10th-ranked percentage in the NL.

The teams meet Saturday for the 18th time this season. The Cardinals are up 11-6 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nolan Arenado has 36 doubles, a triple, 28 home runs and 89 RBI while hitting .305 for the Cardinals. Corey Dickerson is 19-for-37 with three doubles, a triple and a home run over the past 10 games.

Ian Happ has 35 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 63 RBI for the Cubs. Franmil Reyes is 8-for-38 with two doubles, two home runs and four RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 7-3, .277 batting average, 3.82 ERA, outscored opponents by 21 runs

Cubs: 3-7, .235 batting average, 6.24 ERA, outscored by 26 runs

INJURIES: Cardinals: Drew VerHagen: 60-Day IL (hip), Steven Matz: 15-Day IL (knee), Jack Flaherty: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Alex Reyes: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Cubs: Wade Miley: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Willson Contreras: day-to-day (foot), Patrick Wisdom: 10-Day IL (finger), Alec Mills: 60-Day IL (back), Steven Brault: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Kyle Hendricks: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jason Heyward: 60-Day IL (knee), Keegan Thompson: 15-Day IL (back), Michael Hermosillo: 60-Day IL (quadricep), Ethan Roberts: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Adbert Alzolay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Codi Heuer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brad Wieck: 60-Day IL (elbow)


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