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    The St. Louis Cardinals (79-55) will aim to keep a four-game win streak going when they host the Washington Nationals (47-87) on Monday at 4:15 PM ET. The Cardinals are favored (-259) over the Nationals (+212). Jack Flaherty starts for St. Louis, and Anibal Sanchez is Washington’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cardinals vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Monday, September 5, 2022
    • Game Time: 4:15 PM ET
    • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    • Stadium: Busch Stadium
    Cardinals vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cardinals -259 8

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals are sixth-best in MLB action with 170 total home runs.
    • The Cardinals’ .258 batting average is sixth-best in MLB.
    • The Cardinals are second in baseball with a .330 on-base percentage.
    • The Cardinals strike out 7.7 times per game to rank sixth in the league.
    • The Cardinals average 1.3 homers per game when playing at home this season (86 total in home outings).
    • The Cardinals are slugging .435 with 3.1 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the club averages 8.4 hits per game and is batting .257.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Paul Goldschmidt has 158 hits and an OBP of .417 to go with a slugging percentage of .617. All three of those stats are best among St. Louis hitters this season.
    • Among qualifying batters in MLB, Goldschmidt’s batting average ranks first, his on-base percentage ranks first, and he is second in slugging.
    • Goldschmidt has hit safely in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .222 with a double, a home run, five walks and two RBI.
    • Nolan Arenado has 36 doubles, a triple, 28 home runs and 43 walks while hitting .303.
    • Arenado is 10th in batting average, 20th in on-base percentage and sixth in slugging in MLB.
    • Tommy Edman has 130 hits this season and has a slash line of .262/.322/.409.
    • Edman takes a seven-game hitting streak into this game. In his last 10 games he is batting .375 with five doubles, a triple, four home runs and eight RBI.
    • Dylan Carlson has eight home runs, 39 RBI and a batting average of .241 this season.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals have hit just 114 homers this season, which ranks 27th in the league.
    • The Nationals’ .249 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking 10th in MLB.
    • The Nationals have an on-base percentage of .314 this season, which ranks 16th in the league.
    • The Nationals have shown patience at the plate this season with the third-best rate of strikeouts per game (7.4) among MLB offenses.
    • In 65 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 49 homers, an average of 0.8 per contest.
    • They are slugging .375 in 65 road games this season.
    • In 65 road games this season, they have a batting average of .255 while averaging 8.7 base hits per contest.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Nelson Cruz has 16 doubles, 10 home runs and 47 walks while batting .235.
    • Including all qualifying hitters in the big leagues, Cruz is 115th in batting average, 97th in on-base percentage and 132nd in slugging percentage.
    • Cesar Hernandez’s .316 slugging percentage paces his team.
    • Hernandez’s batting average ranks 93rd among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 108th, and he is 138th in slugging.
    • Keibert Ruiz is hitting .250 with 22 doubles, six home runs and 28 walks.
    • Lane Thomas paces his team with 96 hits.

    Cardinals vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Flaherty Sánchez
    0 GS 9
    0-0 W-L 1-5
    ERA 5.05
    0 IP 46.1
    0 BB 21
    0 SO 32

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