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    The St. Louis Cardinals (6-9) will look to Alec Burleson, who is riding a 10-game hitting streak, when they play the Pittsburgh Pirates (9-6). The Cardinals are the moneyline favorites (-179) for this matchup against the Pirates (+153), which starts at 2:15 PM ET on Sunday at Busch Stadium. St. Louis has Miles Mikolas starting, and Pittsburgh counters with Mitch Keller.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cardinals vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Sunday, April 16, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:15 PM ET
    • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    • Stadium: Busch Stadium
    Cardinals vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cardinals -179 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Cardinals vs. the Pirates?

    • TV Channel: BSMW

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals average 1.1 home runs per game to rank 12th in MLB action with 16 total home runs.
    • St. Louis has the sixth-best batting average in MLB (.272).
    • The Cardinals’ .345 on-base percentage is seventh-best in MLB.
    • St. Louis strikes out 8.4 times per game, the No. 14 mark in baseball.
    • The Cardinals average 0.9 homers per game when playing at home this season (eight total in home contests).
    • St. Louis is averaging 2.7 extra-base hits per game while slugging .420 in home contests.
    • At home this season the team averages 10.1 hits per game and is batting .292.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis with an OBP of .456 this season while batting .327 with 12 walks and eight runs scored.
    • Goldschmidt is 32nd in batting average, 11th in on-base percentage, and 68th in slugging among qualifying hitters in the majors.
    • Nolan Gorman leads St. Louis with 14 hits. He is batting .326 this season and has six extra-base hits.
    • Gorman ranks 36th in batting average, 21st in on-base percentage and 12th in slugging among qualified hitters.
    • Gorman has picked up at least one hit in two straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .353 with two home runs, a walk and six RBI.
    • Nolan Arenado leads St. Louis in slugging percentage (.459) powered by four extra-base hits.
    • Brendan Donovan has been key for St. Louis with 15 hits, an OBP of .328 plus a slugging percentage of .436.
    • Donovan enters this game on a four-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .333 with three doubles and three walks.

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates have hit 19 homers this season, which ranks 10th in the league.
    • Pittsburgh has a team batting average of just .235 this season, which ranks 26th among MLB teams.
    • The Pirates have an on-base percentage of .317 this season, which ranks 20th in the league.
    • Pittsburgh ranks 13th in strikeouts per game (8.3) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 1.3 home runs per game in their nine road contests this season.
    • In nine road games this season, it is slugging .407 with 29 hits going for extra bases.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .228 with 7.7 base hits per contest.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has accumulated 19 hits with a .644 slugging percentage, both team-best marks for the Pirates.
    • Reynolds ranks 38th in batting average, 103rd in on-base percentage and 14th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in the big leagues.
    • Andrew McCutchen has a .446 OBP to pace his team.
    • McCutchen is currently 47th in batting average, 15th in on-base percentage and 45th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters.
    • Carlos Santana has five doubles, two home runs and seven walks while hitting .231.
    • Connor Joe is hitting .355 with three doubles, a triple, a home run and five walks.

    Cardinals vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    Miles Mikolas (STL) Pitcher Mitch Keller (PIT)
    0 – 1 W/L 1 – 0
    14.1 IP 17.2
    10.05 ERA 3.57
    2.233 WHIP 1.358
    9.4 K/9 11.2
    1.9 BB/9 4.1

    Cardinals vs. Pirates Injury Updates

    • Cardinals: Paul DeJong: 10 Day IL (Back), Packy Naughton: 15 Day IL (Left forearm), Adam Wainwright: 15 Day IL (Groin), Wilking Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder)
    • Pirates: Ji-Man Choi: 10 Day IL (Achilles), Chase De Jong: 15 Day IL (Knee), Oneil Cruz: 60 Day IL (Ankle), Jarlin García: 60 Day IL (Arm), Max Kranick: 60 Day IL (Elbow), JT Brubaker: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Cardinals and Pirates (Last 10 Games)

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