St. Louis hosts San Diego for 2019 home opener

San Diego Padres (5-3, second in the NL West) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (3-4, third in the NL Central)

St. Louis; Saturday, 2:15 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Chris Paddack (0-0, 1.80 ERA) Cardinals: Michael Wacha (0-0, 1.50 ERA)

LINE: Cardinals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis hosts San Diego for the 2019 home opener.

The Cardinals went 43-38 in home games in 2018. St. Louis hit .249 as a team with 2.9 extra base hits per game and 205 total home runs last season.

The Padres went 35-46 away from home in 2018. San Diego hit 162 total home runs and averaged 8.0 hits per game last year.