St. Louis chases series sweep against Rockies
Colorado Rockies (58-72, fifth in the NL West) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (70-58, first in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Sunday, 2:15 p.m. EDT
LINE: Cardinals -155; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis can secure a series sweep over Colorado with a win.
The Cardinals are 39-24 in home games. The St. Louis pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.95. Jack Flaherty leads the team with a 3.32 ERA.
The Rockies are 25-43 on the road. Colorado has slugged .456, good for third in the majors. Charlie Blackmon leads the club with a .596 slugging percentage, including 68 extra-base hits and 27 home runs. The Cardinals won the last meeting 6-0. Dakota Hudson secured his 13th victory and Harrison Bader went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for St. Louis. Chi Chi Gonzalez took his fifth loss for Colorado.
TOP PERFORMERS: Paul DeJong leads the Cardinals with 51 extra base hits and is slugging .456. Dexter Fowler is 9-for-34 with two doubles, two home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 7-3, .258 batting average, 3.21 ERA, outscored opponents by 22 runs
Rockies: 5-5, .271 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs