Slumping Cubs look to stop 9-game losing streak against Cardinals
St. Louis; Friday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago enters the matchup as losers of their last nine games.
The Cardinals are 45-28 against opponents from the NL Central. The St. Louis pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.80. Jack Flaherty leads the team with a 2.85 ERA.
The Cubs are 35-38 against the rest of their division. The Chicago pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.10. Kyle Hendricks leads the team with a 3.51 earned run average.
TOP PERFORMERS: Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 33 home runs and is batting .259. Marcell Ozuna is 5-for-36 with three doubles, two home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 7-3, .231 batting average, 3.61 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs
Cubs: 1-9, .222 batting average, 4.65 ERA, outscored by 14 runs