Cincinnati takes on St. Louis in division play
Cincinnati Reds (63-70, fourth in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (73-59, first in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Friday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Division rivals St. Louis and Cincinnati will play on Friday.
The Cardinals are 35-24 against opponents from the NL Central. The St. Louis pitching staff has a team ERA of 3.92, Jack Flaherty leads the staff with a mark of 3.31.
The Reds are 28-35 against teams from the NL Central. 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.
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