Cardinals aim to end 3-game road skid, play the Braves

St. Louis Cardinals (44-39, second in the NL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (48-34, second in the NL East)

Atlanta; Wednesday, 7:20 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (5-6, 2.61 ERA, .99 WHIP, 79 strikeouts); Braves: Max Fried (8-2, 2.66 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 96 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Braves -189, Cardinals +160; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Cardinals will look to end their three-game road skid in a matchup with the Atlanta Braves.

Atlanta has a 48-34 record overall and a 26-17 record in home games. The Braves are 27-9 in games when they hit two or more home runs.

St. Louis is 20-23 on the road and 44-39 overall. The Cardinals have gone 33-7 in games when they scored at least five runs.

Wednesday’s game is the third time these teams match up this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Dansby Swanson has 14 home runs, 25 walks and 49 RBI while hitting .299 for the Braves. Austin Riley is 15-for-38 with five doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI over the last 10 games.

Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with a .340 batting average, and has 26 doubles, 19 home runs, 42 walks and 65 RBI. Nolan Arenado is 17-for-41 with three home runs and seven RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 7-3, .264 batting average, 3.20 ERA, outscored opponents by 14 runs

Cardinals: 4-6, .251 batting average, 4.24 ERA, outscored by three runs

INJURIES: Braves: Adam Duvall: day-to-day (hand), Kenley Jansen: 15-Day IL (heart), Luke Jackson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Ozzie Albies: 60-Day IL (foot), Manny Pina: 60-Day IL (wrist), Mike Soroka: 60-Day IL (achilles), Kirby Yates: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Cardinals: Johan Oviedo: day-to-day (undisclosed), T.J. McFarland: 15-Day IL (illness), Harrison Bader: 10-Day IL (foot), Jack Flaherty: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Genesis Cabrera: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Drew VerHagen: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Tyler O’Neill: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Yadier Molina: 10-Day IL (knee), Corey Dickerson: 10-Day IL (calf), Steven Matz: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Alex Reyes: 60-Day IL (shoulder)


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