The Chicago Cubs visit the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday for the final game of the regular. The Cubs beat the Cardinals in the opening game of this final series 8-2 on Friday. Robel Garcia and Ian Happ each homered for the Cubs, which prior to the win had lost nine straight. Last weekend, St. Louis swept the Cubs in a four-game series. Alec Mills had nine strikeouts over five innings for the Cubs.
St. Louis scored first on a home run during the fourth inning off the bat of Matt Carpenter. Tommy Edman collected three hits in the loss for St. Louis and has hit in nine straight games. Kolten Wong missed his fifth straight game with a strained left hamstring and could return for Sunday’s game. St. Louis remains one game ahead of second place Milwaukee in the National League Central.
Anthony Rizzo is leading the Cubs with a .293 batting average. Kris Bryant leads in hits with 153. Kyle Schwarber leads in home runs with 37 and Anthony Rizzo in RBIs with 94. As a team, Chicago is averaging .252 at the plate. The Cubs have not yet announced their starting pitcher for Sunday’s season finale against the Cardinals.
Kolten Wong is leading the Cardinals with a .285 batting average. Paul Goldschmidt is the leader in home runs with 33, RBIs with 95 and hits with 151. As a team, the Cardinals are averaging .245 at the plate. St. Louis has not yet announced its starting pitcher for Sunday’s regular season finale with the Cubs.