Mikolas expected to start as St. Louis hosts Cincinnati
Cincinnati Reds (63-72, fourth in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (75-59, first in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Cardinals -151; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Cardinals host the Cincinnati Reds for a doubleheader Sunday.
The Cardinals are 37-24 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 have gone 28-37 against division opponents. The Cincinnati pitching staff owns a combined team ERA of 4.22, Trevor Bauer paces the staff with a mark of 4.63. The Cardinals won the last meeting 3-2. John Gant earned his 10th victory and Tommy Edman went 3-for-4 for St. Louis. Raisel Iglesias registered his 11th loss for Cincinnati.
TOP PERFORMERS: Paul DeJong leads the Cardinals with 53 extra base hits and is batting .243. Yadier Molina is 15-for-33 with three doubles, four home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 8-2, .296 batting average, 3.17 ERA, outscored opponents by 32 runs
Reds: 4-6, .233 batting average, 5.15 ERA, outscored by nine runs