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    Dylan Carlson will try to get his 100th hit of the season (he has 99) when the St. Louis Cardinals (90-66) play the Pittsburgh Pirates (59-97) on Friday at 8:15 PM ET. The Cardinals are favored (-210) over the Pirates (+180). Jack Flaherty starts for St. Louis, and Johan Oviedo is Pittsburgh’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cardinals vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Friday, September 30, 2022
    • Game Time: 8:15 PM ET
    • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    • Stadium: Busch Stadium
    Cardinals vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cardinals -210 7

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals average 1.2 home runs per game to rank seventh in baseball with 193 total home runs.
    • The Cardinals have the ninth-best batting average in the majors (.252).
    • The Cardinals’ .325 on-base percentage is fourth-best in baseball.
    • The Cardinals strike out 7.6 times per game, the fifth-fewest average in the league.
    • The Cardinals average 1.2 homers per home game this season (95 total at home).
    • The Cardinals have a .421 slugging percentage and are averaging 3.0 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club is batting .251 with 636 hits (8.2 per game) at home this season.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis with 175 hits and an OBP of .404, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .584.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in the majors, Goldschmidt ranks third in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage, and third in slugging.
    • Goldschmidt has recorded at least one hit in two straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .222 with a double and two RBI.
    • Nolan Arenado is hitting .293 with 41 doubles, a triple, 30 home runs and 51 walks.
    • Arenado ranks 17th in batting average, 21st in on-base percentage and fourth in slugging in the major leagues.
    • Tommy Edman has 149 hits this season and has a slash line of .262/.321/.398.
    • Brendan Donovan is batting .280 with a .393 OBP and 44 RBI for St. Louis this season.
    • Donovan heads into this matchup on a three-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .308 with two doubles and four walks.

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates have hit 155 homers this season, which ranks 17th in the league.
    • The Pirates rank 29th in MLB with a team batting average of just .221.
    • The Pirates have an on-base percentage of .289 this season, which ranks 28th in the league.
    • The Pirates rank 29th in strikeouts per game (9.4) among MLB offenses.
    • In 78 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 82 homers, an average of 1.1 per contest.
    • In 78 road games this season, they’re slugging .360 with 197 hits going for extra bases.
    • In 78 road games this season, they have a batting average of .216 while averaging 7.2 base hits per contest.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has accumulated a team-best OBP (.345) and slugging percentage (.460), while leading the Pirates in hits (137).
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in MLB, Reynolds ranks 58th in batting average, 36th in on-base percentage and 39th in slugging percentage.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes is hitting .246 with 24 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 46 walks.
    • Hayes is 88th in batting average, 84th in on-base percentage and 124th in slugging percentage in MLB.
    • Ben Gamel is batting .231 with 19 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 47 walks.
    • Oneil Cruz is batting .231 with 12 doubles, four triples, 17 home runs and 23 walks.

    Cardinals vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    Flaherty Oviedo
    7 GS 6
    1-1 W-L 4-2
    4.66 ERA 3.13
    29.0 IP 46.0
    20 BB 21
    26 SO 49

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