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St. Louis to start Flaherty on opening day against Pittsburgh

July 24, 2020 GMT

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis; Friday, 8:15 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Joe Musgrove (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 0 strikeouts) Cardinals: Jack Flaherty (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 0 strikeouts)

LINE: Cardinals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh hits the road for opening day at St. Louis.

The Cardinals went 46-30 in division games in 2019. St. Louis hit 210 total home runs and averaged 8.2 hits per game last year.

The Pirates went 29-47 in division games in 2019. Pittsburgh pitchers had an ERA of 5.18 last season while striking out 8.9 hitters per game.

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INJURIES: Cardinals: John Brebbia: (elbow), Brad Miller: (ankle).

Pirates: Jameson Taillon: (elbow), Chris Archer: (neck), Kevin Kramer: (hip), JT Riddle: (abdomen), Luke Maile: (finger).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.