Phillies looking to win 2-game series against Cardinals


Philadelphia Phillies (87-75, third in NL East during regular season) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (93-69, first in NL Central during regular season)

Saint Louis; Saturday, 8:37 p.m. EDT

LIKELY PITCHING: Phillies: Aaron Nola (11-13, 3.25 ERA, .96 WHIP, 235 strikeouts); Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (12-13, 3.29 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 153 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTS LINES LINE: Phillies -120, Cardinals +100; over/under is 6 1/2 points

BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals meet Saturday for Game 2 of a two-game series. The Phillies won the first, 6-3.

St. Louis is 53-28 in home games and 93-69 overall. The Cardinals are 69-14 in games when they have scored five or more points.

Philadelphia is 40-41 on the road and 87-75 overall. Phillies pitchers have a collective ERA of 3.97, which ranks them ninth in the NL.

The teams meet on Saturday for the ninth time this season. The Phillies are 5-3 in the season series.

BEST PERFORMERS: Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with a .317 batting average and has 41 doubles, 35 homers, 79 walks and 115 RBIs. Brendan Donovan is 9 for 32 with an RBI in the last 10 games.

Alec Bohm is fifth on the Phillies with a .278 batting average and has 23 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs, 31 walks and 72 RBIs. Jean Segura is 10 for 32 with four RBIs in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 4-6, .232 batting average, 4.45 ERA, beat opponents by one run

Phillies: 5-5, .231 batting average, 4.28 ERA, outscored by one run

INJURIES: Cardinals: Ryan Helsley: day-to-day (finger), Tyler O’Neill: 10-day IL (hamstring), Drew VerHagen: 60-day IL (hip), Alex Reyes: 60-day IL (shoulder) )

Phillies: Kent Emanuel: 60-day IL (shoulder), Mark Appel: 60-day IL (elbow), Simon Muzziotti: 60-day IL (knee), Corey Knebel: 60-day IL (lat), Hans Crouse: 60-day IL ( biceps), James McArthur: 60 days IL (elbow), Damon Jones: 60 days IL (shoulder)


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


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