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Yadier Molina and the Cardinals are making a late playoff push.
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WHAT TO WATCH FOR IN SPORTS THIS WEEKEND

There are several sports stories and headlines for you to keep up with over the weekend. This Friday in the Bommarito Sports Update we help sift through it all to keep you updated. Some of the key story lines heading into this weekend are …

CARDINALS CREEPING UP ON PLAYOFF SPOT

Kolten Wong and the Cardinals take on the fourth-place Pirates (69-84).
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Heading into the season’s penultimate weekend, the Cardinals sit five games behind the first-place Cubs in the NL Central and a mere game-and-a-half behind the Rockies in the race for the league’s second wild-card slot. A weekend series against the Pirates will go a long way toward determining whether St. Louis’ playoff push becomes successful. All three games in Pittsburgh are on FOX Sports Midwest.

FRIDAY MATCHUP (6:05 P.M.): RHP Michael Wacha vs. RHP Ivan Nova

Michael Wacha is 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA in three starts against the Pirates this season.

SATURDAY MATCHUP (6:05 P.M.): RHP Lance Lynn vs. RHP Gerrit Cole

The Cardinals have won only one of Lance Lynn’s last seven starts despite the right-hander giving up more than three earned runs only once.

SUNDAY MATCHUP (12:35 P.M.): RHP John Gant vs. RHP Jameson Taillon

John Gant will make his first start as a Cardinal after making one relief appearance in June and four in September.

BLUES TRAINING CAMP

The Blues play three exhibition games this weekend: Friday night at Washington, Saturday night at home against Dallas and Sunday night at Pittsburgh. The Saturday game can be streamed on FOX Sports GO.

MIZZOU HOSTS AUBURN

The Tigers are smarting after a pair of spankings the last two weeks, by South Carolina and Purdue. It doesn’t get any easier Saturday with Auburn coming to town.