Cincinnati’s Iglesias puts 11-game hit streak on the line against Cardinals
Cincinnati; Saturday, 6 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (7-12, 4.13 ERA) Reds: Anthony DeSclafani (7-7, 4.51 ERA)
LINE: Cardinals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Jose Iglesias is riding an 11-game hitting streak as Cincinnati readies to play St. Louis.
The Reds are 27-31 against opponents from the NL Central. The Cincinnati pitching staff owns a team ERA of 4.22, Sonny Gray paces the staff with a mark of 2.92.
The Cardinals are 30-21 against opponents from the NL Central. The St. Louis pitching staff owns a combined team ERA of 3.99, Adam Wainwright leads the staff with a mark of 4.26. The Cardinals won the last meeting 13-4. Wainwright earned his ninth victory and Dexter Fowler went 3-for-6 with a double, a home run and four RBIs for St. Louis. Luis Castillo took his fifth loss for Cincinnati.
Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 27 home runs home runs and is slugging .467. Paul DeJong is 6-for-36 with a double, two home runs and four RBIs over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 4-6, .288 batting average, 6.41 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
Cardinals: 6-4, .245 batting average, 3.01 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs
Cardinals Injuries: Jordan Hicks: (elbow), Tony Cingrani: (shoulder), Brett Cecil: (wrist/forearm), Tyler O’Neill: (wrist), Jose Martinez: (shoulder).