St. Louis faces Philadelphia after Mikolas’ solid showing
Philadelphia Phillies (19-15, first in the NL East) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (21-14, first in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Phillies favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Cardinals are 13-4 on their home turf. The St. Louis offense has compiled a .265 batting average as a team this season, good for second in the league. Jose Martinez leads the team with a mark of .358.
The Phillies are 5-8 on the road. The Philadelphia offense has compiled a .245 batting average as a team this season, Jean Segura leads the team with a mark of .337. The Cardinals won the last meeting 6-0. Miles Mikolas earned his fourth victory and Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for St. Louis. Vince Velasquez took his second loss for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 6-4, .252 batting average, 4.66 ERA, outscored by four runs
Phillies: 6-4, .239 batting average, 3.50 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs