Cubs and Cardinals play to decide series winner

St. Louis Cardinals (34-35, second in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (34-37, fourth in the NL Central)

Chicago; Sunday, 1:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (4-6, 4.85 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 59 strikeouts); Cubs: Jameson Taillon (3-2, 3.09 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 40 strikeouts)

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Cubs -132, Cardinals +111; over/under is 11 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals play on Sunday with the three-game series tied 1-1.

Chicago has a 19-14 record in home games and a 34-37 record overall. The Cubs have hit 68 total home runs to rank ninth in the NL.

St. Louis has a 17-20 record on the road and a 34-35 record overall. The Cardinals have a 23-5 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

The teams meet Sunday for the fifth time this season. The Cardinals lead the season series 3-1.

TOP PERFORMERS: Christopher Morel has 13 home runs, 34 walks and 40 RBI while hitting .198 for the Cubs. Cody Bellinger is 12-for-41 with two doubles, a home run and five RBI over the past 10 games.

Brendan Donovan has 15 doubles, a triple and five home runs while hitting .245 for the Cardinals. Masyn Winn is 13-for-41 with a double, a triple and a home run over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 4-6, .223 batting average, 3.80 ERA, outscored by five runs

Cardinals: 6-4, .242 batting average, 2.83 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs

INJURIES: Cubs: Jordan Wicks: 15-Day IL (oblique), Ben Brown: 15-Day IL (neck), Adbert Alzolay: 60-Day IL (forearm), Yency Almonte: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Daniel Palencia: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Julian Merryweather: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Caleb Kilian: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Cardinals: Lars Nootbaar: 10-Day IL (oblique), Nick Robertson: 15-Day IL (elbow), Riley O’Brien: 60-Day IL (forearm), Willson Contreras: 10-Day IL (arm), Giovanny Gallegos: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Tommy Edman: 60-Day IL (wrist), Steven Matz: 15-Day IL (back), Drew Rom: 60-Day IL (biceps), Keynan Middleton: 15-Day IL (forearm)


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

Copyright © 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

Federal News Network Logo
Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up