Cardinals meet the Pirates with 1-0 series lead

April 9, 2022 GMT

Pittsburgh Pirates (0-1) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (1-0)

St. Louis; Saturday, 2:15 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Mitch Keller (0-0); Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (0-0)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cardinals -178, Pirates +153; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Cardinals lead 1-0 in a four-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

St. Louis went 90-72 overall and 45-36 at home a season ago. The Cardinals batted .244 as a team in the 2021 season with a .725 OPS.

Pittsburgh went 61-101 overall and 24-57 in road games a season ago. The Pirates pitching staff put up a 5.08 ERA collectively last season while averaging 8.5 strikeouts and 3.9 walks per nine innings.

INJURIES: Cardinals: Jack Flaherty: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Alex Reyes: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Pirates: Ke’Bryan Hayes: day-to-day (forearm), Duane Underwood Jr.: day-to-day (hamstring), Greg Allen: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60-Day IL (elbow), Luis Oviedo: 10-Day IL (ankle), Anthony Alford: 10-Day IL (wrist), Sam Howard: 10-Day IL (back), Max Kranick: 10-Day IL (forearm), Nick Mears: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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