Cardinals put 5-game win streak on the line against Reds
St. Louis; Friday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis enters the game as winners of their last five games.
The Cardinals are 8-6 against NL Central opponents. The St. Louis offense has compiled a .271 batting average as a team this season, good for third in the league. Jose Martinez leads the team with a mark of .344.
The Reds are 2-9 in division matchups. The Cincinnati offense has compiled a .199 batting average as a team this season, last in the MLB. Jose Iglesias leads the team with a mark of .271. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 7-3, .318 batting average, 4.60 ERA, outscored opponents by 21 runs
Reds: 4-6, .194 batting average, 3.89 ERA, outscored by seven runs
Cardinals Injuries: Michael Wacha: 10-day IL (knee), Mike Mayers: 10-day IL (shoulder), Carlos Martinez: 10-day IL (shoulder), Luke Gregerson: 10-day IL (shoulder), Brett Cecil: 60-day IL (wrist/forearm), Justin Williams: 10-day IL (hand), Tyler O’Neill: 10-day IL (arm).