Bailey expected to start for the Royals against Cardinals
St. Louis; Tuesday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Homer Bailey (4-4, 5.36 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 42 strikeouts) Cardinals: Michael Wacha (4-1, 4.93 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, 39 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis and Kansas City will meet at Busch Stadium Tuesday.
The Cardinals are 14-9 on their home turf. St. Louis ranks third in the majors in hitting with a .261 batting average, Jose Martinez leads the team with an average of .333.
The Royals are 6-16 on the road. Kansas City has hit 48 home runs this season, last in the American League. Jorge Soler leads the team with 10, averaging one every 17.7 at-bats.
TOP PERFORMERS: Paul DeJong leads the Cardinals with 23 extra base hits and is slugging .538. Marcell Ozuna is 7-for-40 with two doubles, two home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 2-8, .246 batting average, 5.44 ERA, outscored by 13 runs
Royals: 3-7, .233 batting average, 6.00 ERA, outscored by 33 runs
Cardinals Injuries: Mike Mayers: 10-day IL (shoulder), Brett Cecil: 60-day IL (wrist/forearm).