Cleveland Guardians and St. Louis Cardinals meet in game 2 of series
St. Louis Cardinals (23-30, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Cleveland Guardians (22-28, third in the AL Central)
Cleveland; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Jack Flaherty (3-4, 5.29 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 54 strikeouts); Guardians: Tanner Bibee (1-1, 3.18 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 25 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Guardians -116, Cardinals -104; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Guardians host the St. Louis Cardinals, leading the series 1-0.
Cleveland is 22-28 overall and 11-14 at home. Guardians pitchers have a collective 3.86 ERA, which ranks ninth in the majors.
St. Louis has a 23-30 record overall and a 12-15 record in road games. The Cardinals have the seventh-ranked team ERA in the NL at 4.34.
The teams square off Saturday for the second time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Ramirez has 12 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 25 RBI for the Guardians. Josh Naylor is 12-for-36 with a double, four home runs and 13 RBI over the last 10 games.
Nolan Gorman leads the Cardinals with 13 home runs while slugging .597. Lars Nootbaar is 10-for-40 with two doubles, a home run and eight RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Guardians: 3-7, .209 batting average, 4.39 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
Cardinals: 6-4, .250 batting average, 4.29 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs
INJURIES: Guardians: Peyton Battenfield: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Triston McKenzie: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Aaron Civale: 15-Day IL (oblique), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Cardinals: Packy Naughton: 60-Day IL (forearm), Dylan Carlson: 10-Day IL (ankle), Tyler O'Neill: 10-Day IL (back), Jake Woodford: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Wilking Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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