San Francisco Giants (58-32, first in the NL West) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (44-47, fourth in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: Anthony DeSclafani (10-3, 2.68 ERA, .99 WHIP, 99 strikeouts) Cardinals: Kwang Hyun Kim (4-5, 3.11 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 59 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis and San Francisco will square off on Saturday.
The Cardinals are 23-19 on their home turf. St. Louis is averaging 3.8 RBIs per game this season. Nolan Arenado leads the team with 56 total runs batted in.
The Giants are 28-19 in road games. San Francisco is slugging .437 as a unit. Brandon Crawford leads the team with a slugging percentage of .552.
The Giants won the last meeting 7-2. Jay Jackson secured his first victory and Mike Yastrzemski went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs for San Francisco. Adam Wainwright registered his sixth loss for St. Louis.
TOP PERFORMERS: Arenado leads the Cardinals with 17 home runs and is slugging .496.
Yastrzemski leads the Giants with 36 extra base hits and 38 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 4-6, .261 batting average, 4.53 ERA, outscored by three runs
Giants: 8-2, .287 batting average, 3.30 ERA, outscored opponents by 26 runs
INJURIES: Cardinals: Daniel Ponce de Leon: (shoulder), Miles Mikolas: (forearm), Carlos Martinez: (thumb), Dakota Hudson: (right elbow), Jordan Hicks: (elbow), Jack Flaherty: (oblique), Max Moroff: (shoulder).
Giants: Aaron Sanchez: (bicep), Dedniel Nunez: (elbow), Reyes Moronta: (right flexor), Sammy Long: (back), Jaylin Davis: (hamstring), Evan Longoria: (shoulder), Tommy La Stella: (hamstring), Brandon Belt: (knee), Buster Posey: (thumb).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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