St. Louis puts win streak on the line against Arizona
St. Louis Cardinals (90-67, first in the NL Central) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (80-77, second in the NL West)
Phoenix; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis enters the game as winners of their last six games.
The Diamondbacks are 39-37 on their home turf. The Arizona pitching staff averages 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings, Robbie Ray leads them with a mark of 12.
The Cardinals are 41-38 in road games. The St. Louis pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.80. Jack Flaherty leads the team with a 2.96 earned run average. The Cardinals won the last meeting 9-7. Adam Wainwright earned his 14th victory and Yadier Molina went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs for St. Louis. Alex Young took his fifth loss for Arizona.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 77 extra base hits and is batting .329. Christian Walker is 10-for-31 with two doubles, two home runs and four RBIs over the last 10 games for Arizona.
LAST 10 GAMES: Diamondbacks: 5-5, .232 batting average, 3.90 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs
Cardinals: 7-3, .225 batting average, 3.96 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs