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    The St. Louis Cardinals (81-57) square off against the Pittsburgh Pirates (50-86) after Yadier Molina hit a pair of home runs in an 11-6 loss to the Nationals. The Cardinals are favored (-202) in this matchup with the Pirates (+169), which starts at 6:35 PM ET on Friday. Miles Mikolas starts for St. Louis, and Roansy Contreras is Pittsburgh’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cardinals vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Friday, September 9, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:35 PM ET
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: PNC Park
    Cardinals vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cardinals -202 8

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals average 1.3 home runs per game to rank sixth in MLB action with 175 total home runs.
    • The Cardinals have the sixth-best batting average in the majors (.257).
    • The Cardinals’ .329 on-base percentage ranks second-best in the league.
    • The Cardinals strike out 7.6 times per game, the sixth-fewest mark in the league.
    • The Cardinals have hit 84 home runs away from home this season (1.3 per game).
    • The Cardinals are slugging .426 with 3.3 extra-base hits per game in road contests.
    • The club is batting .259 with 616 hits (9.2 per game) on the road this season.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Paul Goldschmidt has 161 hits and an OBP of .416 to go with a slugging percentage of .613. All three of those stats lead St. Louis hitters this season.
    • Among all qualifying batters in the majors, Goldschmidt ranks first in batting average, first in on-base percentage, and second in slugging.
    • Goldschmidt has hit safely in three straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .235 with a double, a home run, three walks and two RBI.
    • Nolan Arenado is hitting .300 with 37 doubles, a triple, 28 home runs and 44 walks.
    • Among qualifying batters, Arenado’s batting average ranks him 13th, his on-base percentage 21st, and his slugging percentage sixth.
    • Tommy Edman has collected 135 base hits, an OBP of .324 and a slugging percentage of .410 this season.
    • Edman has picked up a hit in 11 games in a row. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .410 with six doubles, three home runs, a walk and nine RBI.
    • Brendan Donovan has three home runs, 38 RBI and a batting average of .297 this season.
    • Donovan brings a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .375 with a double, a home run, three walks and an RBI.

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates have hit 131 homers this season, which ranks 19th in the league.
    • The Pirates rank 29th in MLB with a team batting average of just .219.
    • The Pirates have an on-base percentage of .286 this season, which ranks 28th in the league.
    • The Pirates rank 29th in strikeouts per game (9.3) among MLB offenses.
    • In 68 games at home this season, they’ve hit 62 homers, an average of 0.9 per contest.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .357 in home games this season with 162 extra-base hits.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .221 with 7.1 base hits per contest.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has an on-base percentage of .335, a slugging percentage of .446, and has 113 hits, all club-highs for the Pirates.
    • Including all qualifying players in the majors, Reynolds is 72nd in batting average, 58th in on-base percentage and 50th in slugging percentage.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes is hitting .241 with 20 doubles, three triples, six home runs and 41 walks.
    • Hayes ranks 102nd in batting average, 102nd in on-base percentage and 130th in slugging percentage in MLB.
    • Ben Gamel has 18 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 38 walks while hitting .235.
    • Michael Chavis has 14 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs and 14 walks while hitting .238.

    Cardinals vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    Mikolas Contreras
    28 GS 13
    11-10 W-L 4-4
    3.32 ERA 3.41
    176.1 IP 74.0
    31 BB 33
    127 SO 70

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