Cardinals, streaking Goldschmidt set for matchup against Athletics
Oakland, California; Sunday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (7-7, 4.47 ERA) Athletics: Tanner Roark (6-7, 4.24 ERA)
LINE: Athletics favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis’ Goldschmidt puts 11-game hit streak on the line against Athletics.
The Athletics are 36-23 in home games. Oakland has hit 174 home runs this season, seventh in the majors. Matt Chapman leads the team with 24, averaging one every 16.7 at-bats.
The Cardinals have gone 27-28 away from home. The St. Louis pitching staff owns a combined team ERA of 4.07, Miles Mikolas paces the staff with a mark of 4.00. The Athletics won the last meeting 8-3. Mike Fiers earned his 10th victory and Chad Pinder went 1-for-1 with a home run and three RBIs for Oakland. Dakota Hudson took his sixth loss for St. Louis.
TOP PERFORMERS: Chapman leads the Athletics with 54 extra base hits and is batting .259. Matt Olson is 9-for-38 with three doubles, two home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Oakland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 6-4, .214 batting average, 4.30 ERA, outscored by four runs
Cardinals: 6-4, .265 batting average, 3.94 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
Cardinals Injuries: Jordan Hicks: 60-day IL (elbow), Tony Cingrani: 60-day IL (shoulder), Brett Cecil: 60-day IL (wrist/forearm), Tyler O’Neill: 10-day IL (wrist), Matt Carpenter: 10-day IL (foot), Yadier Molina: 10-day IL (thumb).