St. Louis takes on Chicago in division play
Chicago Cubs (56-49, first in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (56-49, second in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Tuesday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
LINE: Cubs favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis will host Chicago in a matchup of division foes.
The Cardinals are 24-19 against teams from the NL Central. The St. Louis pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.15. Dakota Hudson leads the team with a 3.88 ERA.
The Cubs are 21-19 against division opponents. Chicago has hit 166 home runs this season, eighth in the National League. Javier Baez leads the team with 25, averaging one every 16.8 at-bats.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 7-3, .248 batting average, 5.10 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs
Cubs: 5-5, .213 batting average, 3.84 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs
Cardinals Injuries: Jordan Hicks: 60-day IL (elbow), Brett Cecil: 60-day IL (wrist/forearm), Marcell Ozuna: 10-day IL (hand), Jedd Gyorko: 10-day IL (back), Matt Carpenter: 10-day IL (foot), Yadier Molina: 10-day IL (thumb).
Cubs Injuries: Allen Webster: 60-day IL (hand), Brandon Morrow: 60-day IL (elbow), Cole Hamels: 10-day IL (oblique), Kendall Graveman: 60-day IL (elbow), Xavier Cedeno: 10-day IL (wrist), Daniel Descalso: 10-day IL (ankle).