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    The St. Louis Cardinals (10-22) meet the Detroit Tigers (13-17) after Lars Nootbaar had a four-hit showing in an 11-7 loss to the Angels. The Cardinals are favored (-231) in this matchup with the Tigers (+192), which begins at 8:15 PM ET on Friday. Jordan Montgomery starts for St. Louis while Detroit will counter with Matthew Boyd.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cardinals vs. Tigers

    • Game Day: Friday, May 5, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:15 PM ET
    • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    • Stadium: Busch Stadium
    Cardinals vs Tigers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cardinals -231 8

    How Do I Watch the Cardinals vs. the Tigers?

    • TV Channel: BSMW

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals are 15th in MLB play with 35 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.
    • St. Louis has the 10th-best batting average in the majors (.256).
    • The Cardinals rank 11th in baseball with an on-base percentage of .328.
    • St. Louis’ 8.3 strikeouts per game rank 13th in baseball.
    • The Cardinals have hit 18 homers at home this season (1.1 per game).
    • St. Louis has a .436 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.4 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team averages 9.4 hits per game and is batting .272 at home this season.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis OPS (.896) this season. He has a .300 batting average, an on-base percentage of .396, and a slugging percentage of .500.
    • Among qualified batters in the majors, his batting average ranks 27th, his on-base percentage ranks 17th, and he is 44th in slugging.
    • Tommy Edman is hitting .265 with four doubles, a triple, five home runs and 11 walks, while slugging .480 with an on-base percentage of .345.
    • His batting average is 74th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 72nd, and his slugging percentage 53rd.
    • Nolan Gorman has 26 hits and is batting .268 this season.
    • Willson Contreras has two home runs, 14 RBI and a batting average of .275 this season.
    • Contreras takes a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .368 with three doubles, two walks and three RBI.

    Tigers Stats & Trends

    Tigers Batting

    • The Tigers have hit just 26 homers this season, which ranks 26th in the league.
    • Detroit ranks 28th in MLB with a team batting average of just .224.
    • The Tigers have an on-base percentage of .290 this season, which ranks 29th in the league.
    • Detroit ranks 23rd in strikeouts per game (9.7) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit 10 homers, an average of 0.7 per game, in 15 road contests this season.
    • Detroit has a team slugging percentage of .305 in away games this season with 32 extra-base hits.
    • In 15 road games this season, they have a batting average of .199 while averaging 6.7 base hits per contest.

    Tigers Key Batters

    • Javier Baez is batting .240 with five doubles, two home runs and six walks. He’s slugging .350 with an on-base percentage of .300.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the majors, his batting average is 111th, his on-base percentage is 139th, and he is 140th in slugging.
    • Matt Vierling has 25 hits with a .323 OBP to pace his team in both. He has a batting average of .272 while slugging .402.
    • He ranks 63rd in batting average, 109th in on-base percentage and 101st in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
    • Riley Greene has a slugging percentage of .361, a team-high for the Tigers.
    • Spencer Torkelson has five doubles, two home runs and nine walks while hitting .206.

    Cardinals vs. Tigers Probable Pitchers

    Jordan Montgomery (STL) Pitcher Matthew Boyd (DET)
    2 – 4 W/L 1 – 2
    35 IP 24.2
    3.34 ERA 5.47
    1.229 WHIP 1.459
    8.2 K/9 8.0
    2.1 BB/9 4.0

    Cardinals vs. Tigers Injury Updates

    • Cardinals: Adam Wainwright: 15 Day IL (Groin), Packy Naughton: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Wilking Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Jack Flaherty: day-to-day (Hand), Nolan Gorman: day-to-day (Back)
    • Tigers: Kerry Carpenter: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Trey Wingenter: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Beau Brieske: 15 Day IL (Arm), Matt Manning: 60 Day IL (Foot), Austin Meadows: 60 Day IL (Anxiety), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tarik Skubal: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Miguel Cabrera: day-to-day (Illness)

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


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