Wainwright, Cardinals to face Leake, Mariners
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (5-7, 4.36 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 76 strikeouts) Mariners: Mike Leake (7-7, 4.63 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 76 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: The Mariners are 18-25 in home games. Seattle has hit 152 home runs this season, second in the majors. Daniel Vogelbach leads the team with 20, averaging one every 13 at-bats.
The Cardinals are 17-24 on the road. The St. Louis pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.17. Dakota Hudson leads the team with a 3.40 earned run average. The Mariners won the last meeting 5-4. Austin Adams earned his first victory and Omar Narvaez went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Seattle. Giovanny Gallegos took his first loss for St. Louis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 5-5, .244 batting average, 4.28 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs
Cardinals: 3-7, .240 batting average, 4.06 ERA, outscored by 14 runs
Mariners Injuries: Arodys Vizcaino: 60-day IL (shoulder), Sam Tuivailala: 60-day IL (achilles/shoulder), Hunter Strickland: 60-day IL (lat), Connor Sadzeck: 10-day IL (elbow), Felix Hernandez: 10-day IL (shoulder), Brandon Brennan: 10-day IL (shoulder), Chasen Bradford: 60-day IL (forearm), Mitch Haniger: 10-day IL (testicle), Braden Bishop: 10-day IL (neck), Ryon Healy: 10-day IL (back).
Cardinals Injuries: Mike Mayers: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jordan Hicks: 10-day IL (right torn ucl), Ryan Helsley: 10-day IL (shoulder), Brett Cecil: 60-day IL (wrist/forearm), Marcell Ozuna: 10-day IL (hand), Jedd Gyorko: 10-day IL (back), Matt Carpenter: 10-day IL (back).