St. Louis in action against San Francisco after Wainwright’s strong performance
San Francisco Giants (66-71, third in the NL West) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (77-60, first in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Cardinals -272; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Adam Wainwright. Wainwright pitched seven innings, surrendering zero runs on four hits against San Francisco.
The Cardinals are 44-25 on their home turf. The St. Louis pitching staff has a team ERA of 3.89, Jack Flaherty leads the staff with a mark of 3.31.
The Giants are 36-33 on the road. San Francisco hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .303 this season, led by Brandon Belt with a mark of .338. The Cardinals won the last meeting 3-1. Adam Wainwright earned his 10th victory and Kolten Wong went 1-for-4 with a triple and an RBI for St. Louis. Tyler Beede took his ninth loss for San Francisco.
TOP PERFORMERS: Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 29 home runs and is slugging .460. Yadier Molina is 14-for-31 with three doubles, four home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 8-2, .270 batting average, 2.73 ERA, outscored opponents by 29 runs
Giants: 3-7, .235 batting average, 4.09 ERA, outscored by four runs