Archer to start home opener for Pittsburgh against St. Louis
Pittsburgh; Monday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Pirates favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh hosts St. Louis for the 2019 home opener.
The Pirates went 43-33 in division play in 2018. Pittsburgh pitchers struck out 8.2 hitters per game last season with a staff ERA of 4.00.
The Cardinals finished 41-35 against NL Central Division opponents in 2018. St. Louis pitchers had an ERA of 3.85 last year with a staff WHIP of 1.34. The Cardinals won the season series 11-8 in 2018.
Pirates Injuries: None listed.
Cardinals Injuries: None listed.