St. Louis visits Milwaukee after Wainwright’s solid performance
St. Louis Cardinals (21-14, first in NL Central) versus Milwaukee Brewers (19-16, second in NL Central)
Milwaukee; Tuesday, 7:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Kwang Hyun Kim (1-0, 3.06 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 18 strikeouts) Brewers: Freddy Peralta (3-1, 3.38 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 53 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Brewers -123, Cardinals +106; over / under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis enters the matchup fresh from a dominant performance by Adam Wainwright. Wainwright went 8 1/3 innings and gave up zero runs on three hits with five strikeouts against Colorado.
The Brewers are 9-6 against the rest of their division. The Milwaukee Offensive averaged 0.216 as a team this season, most recently in the National League. Avisail Garcia leads the team with an average of 0.273.
The Cardinals are 8-4 against opponents of the NL Central Division. St. Louis beat .403, good for fourth place in the National League. Nolan Arenado leads the team with a slugging percentage of 0.511, including 18 extra base hits and six home runs.
The Brewers won the last meeting 9-3. Brett Anderson took his first win and Travis Shaw went 1-2 for Milwaukee with a home run and three RBIs. Daniel Ponce de Leon lost for St. Louis for the first time.
TOP PERFORMERS: Shaw leads the Brewers with five home runs and has 22 RBIs.
Arenado leads the Cardinals with 18 additional base hits and 23 RBIs.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Brewer: 4-6, .223 batting average, 4.09 ERA, exceeded by 14 runs
Cardinals: 8-2, .271 batting average, 3.35 ERA, outperformed the opponents by 18 runs
INJURIES: Brewer: Eric Yardley: (shoulder), Bobby Wahl: (right oblique), Justin Topa: (elbow), Josh Lindblom: (right knee), Dylan File: (elbow), Corbin Burnes: (not known), Christian Yelich: (back), Tim Lopes: (right diagonally), Derek Fisher: (left Achilles tendon), Daniel Robertson: (concussion), Jace Peterson: (thumb), Mark Mathias: (shoulder), Omar Narvaez: (left Achilles tendon) .
Cardinals: Daniel Ponce de Leon: (Soulder), Andrew Miller: (Toe), Miles Mikolas: (right shoulder), Dakota Hudson: (right elbow), Jordan Hicks: (elbow), John Nogowski: (hand).