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    The St. Louis Cardinals (23-29) are looking for Nolan Gorman to continue a 15-game hitting streak when they match up against the Cleveland Guardians (21-28) on Friday at 7:10 PM ET at Progressive Field. The Guardians are favored (-125) against the underdog Cardinals (+105). Tanner Bibee starts for Cleveland while St. Louis will counter with Matthew Liberatore.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Guardians vs. Cardinals

    • Game Day: Friday, May 26, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    • Stadium: Progressive Field
    Guardians vs Cardinals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Guardians -125 8

    How Do I Watch the Guardians vs. the Cardinals?

    • TV Channel: BSGL

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians are last in MLB action with 30 home runs.
    • Cleveland ranks 29th in the majors with a .223 batting average.
    • The Guardians rank 29th in MLB with an on-base percentage of .296.
    • Cleveland strikes out 7.2 times per game to rank second in baseball.
    • The Guardians average 0.5 homers per game when playing at home this season (12 total in home contests).
    • Cleveland is slugging .334 with 2.5 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team averages 6.8 hits per game and is batting .217 at home this season.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez has 46 hits and an OBP of .348, both of which are best among Cleveland hitters this season. He has a .266 batting average and a slugging percentage of .462.
    • He ranks 67th in batting average, 55th in on-base percentage, and 59th in slugging among qualified hitters in baseball.
    • Steven Kwan leads Cleveland in slugging percentage (.339) thanks to 13 extra-base hits. He’s batting .254 with an on-base percentage of .342.
    • His batting average is 90th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 65th, and his slugging percentage 152nd.
    • Josh Naylor is batting .224 with a .401 slugging percentage and 32 RBI this year.
    • Naylor has logged a hit or more in two games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .263 with a double, a home run and six RBI.
    • Josh Bell is batting .226 with a .340 OBP and 21 RBI for Cleveland this season.

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals rank fifth in Major League Baseball with 72 home runs.
    • St. Louis has a team batting average of .260 this season, which ranks eighth among MLB teams.
    • The Cardinals have an OBP of .334 this season, which ranks fourth in MLB.
    • St. Louis ranks 15th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.3 Ks per contest.
    • They have averaged 1.2 home runs per game in their 26 road contests this season.
    • St. Louis has a team slugging percentage of .412 in away games this season with 80 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 8.4 base hits per game and batting .246 on the road this season.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Paul Goldschmidt has racked up an on-base percentage of .401 and a slugging percentage of .516. Both lead the Cardinals. He’s batting .292.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the majors, his batting average puts him 26th, his on-base percentage is 11th, and he is 26th in slugging.
    • Gorman’s 46 hits lead his team. He has a batting average of .297 while slugging .613 with an on-base percentage of .389.
    • Including all qualifying players, his batting average puts him 16th, his on-base percentage ranks 15th, and he is second in slugging.
    • Nolan Arenado has five doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 14 walks while hitting .264.
    • Tommy Edman has nine doubles, two triples, six home runs and 12 walks while batting .277.

    Guardians vs. Cardinals Probable Pitchers

    Tanner Bibee (CLE) Pitcher Matthew Liberatore (STL)
    1 – 1 W/L 1 – 0
    28.1 IP 6
    3.18 ERA 3.00
    1.200 WHIP 1.333
    7.9 K/9 10.5
    2.5 BB/9 6.0

    Guardians vs. Cardinals Injury Updates

    • Guardians: Aaron Civale: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Peyton Battenfield: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Triston McKenzie: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Cody Morris: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)
    • Cardinals: Dylan Carlson: 10 Day IL (Ankle), Tyler O’Neill: 10 Day IL (Back), Jake Woodford: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Packy Naughton: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Wilking Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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

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