The St. Louis Cardinals continue their series with National League Central rivals the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday in Milwaukee.
The Cardinals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday 6-4 as a bloop single by Harrison Bader and closer Felipe Vazquez helped key the win topped off with a late rally. The Cardinals have won two straight entering their series in Milwaukee.
The Brewers hold a 4-game lead over the Cardinals after winning three straight including Sunday’s 8-7 victory over the New York Mets as Domingo Santana hit a two-run double that sparked four runs in the seventh inning leading the Brewers to the victory.
Jose Martinez leads the Cardinals with a .316 batting average and team high in hits with 57 and RBIs with 31. Tommy Pham leads the Cardinals in home runs with nine. St. Louis has a team batting average of .240, while opposing hitters are averaging .238 at the plate against Cardinals pitching. On Tuesday, the Cardinals will send Michael Wacha to the mound. The right-hander this season is 5-1 with an ERA of 2.88, 50 Ks and 21 BBs.
Christian Yelich leads Milwaukee with a .305 batting average. Travis Shaw is the team leader in home runs with 13 and RBIs with 36. Milwaukee has a team batting average of .248 while opposing hitters are averaging .226 at the plate against Brewers pitching. On Tuesday, the Brewers will send Zach Davies to the mound. The right-hander this season is 2-4 with an ERA of 4.74, 27 Ks and 14 BBs.