Wacha scheduled to start as St. Louis hosts Cincinnati
Cincinnati Reds (63-70, fourth in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (73-59, first in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Cardinals host the Cincinnati Reds for a doubleheader Saturday.
The Cardinals are 35-24 against the rest of their division. The St. Louis pitching staff owns a team ERA of 3.92, Jack Flaherty leads the staff with a mark of 3.31.
The Reds are 28-35 against NL Central Division opponents. The Cincinnati pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.19. Sonny Gray leads the team with a 2.86 earned run average. The Cardinals won the last meeting 5-4. Flaherty notched his seventh victory and Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and two RBIs for St. Louis. Alex Wood took his second loss for Cincinnati.
TOP PERFORMERS: Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 29 home runs and has 71 RBIs. Yadier Molina is 16-for-35 with two doubles, three home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 8-2, .288 batting average, 2.76 ERA, outscored opponents by 35 runs
Reds: 5-5, .241 batting average, 4.13 ERA, outscored by four runs