On Monday, the San Diego Padres open a three-game series on the road against the St. Louis Cardinals.
San Diego defeated the Miami Marlins on Saturday 5-4 and will complete that series Sunday. Travis Jankowski singled with the bases loaded to knock in the go-ahead run during the eighth inning for the Padres. The line drive single with two out knocked in Hunter Renfroe from third base.
St. Louis won its third straight game on Saturday defeating the Cincinnati Reds 6-4. Yadier Molina hit a double with the bases loaded and starter Michael Wacha gave up just two runs while pitching into the sixth inning. The Cardinal have now won 13 straight games against the Reds.
Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with a .288 batting average. Christian Villanueva leads the team in home runs with 15 and RBIs with 35. San Diego has a team batting average of .234, while opposing hitters are averaging .257 at the plate against Padres pitching. On Monday, San Diego will send Jordan Lyles to the mound. The right-hander this season is 2-2 with an ERA of 4.70, 48 Ks and 18 BBs.
Jose Martinez leads the Cardinals with a batting average of .317 and team highs in hits with 69, in home runs with nine and RBIs with 40. St. Louis has a team batting average of .241 while opposing hitters are averaging the same .241 at the plate against Cardinals pitching. On Monday, St. Louis will send Jack Flaherty to the mound. The right-hander this season is 2-2 with an ERA of 3.20, 42 Ks and 10 BBs.