Cardinals host the Yankees on 5-game home win streak
New York Yankees (70-36, first in the AL East) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (57-48, second in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Friday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Nestor Cortes (9-3, 2.53 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 111 strikeouts); Cardinals: Dakota Hudson (6-6, 4.10 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 54 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Yankees -144, Cardinals +123; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Cardinals will try to keep a five-game home win streak alive when they face the New York Yankees.
St. Louis is 57-48 overall and 32-20 in home games. The Cardinals are 45-16 in games when they record eight or more hits.
New York has a 70-36 record overall and a 29-21 record on the road. The Yankees have the second-best team on-base percentage in the majors at .331.
Friday’s game is the first time these teams match up this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Paul Goldschmidt has 26 home runs, 50 walks and 82 RBI while hitting .332 for the Cardinals. Lars Nootbaar is 9-for-26 with a double, a home run and five RBI over the past 10 games.
DJ LeMahieu has 16 doubles, 11 home runs and 42 RBI for the Yankees. Aaron Judge is 12-for-33 with a double and seven home runs over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 7-3, .262 batting average, 3.52 ERA, outscored opponents by 18 runs
Yankees: 5-5, .244 batting average, 3.99 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs
INJURIES: Cardinals: Steven Matz: 15-Day IL (knee), Drew VerHagen: 15-Day IL (hip), Juan Yepez: 10-Day IL (forearm), Jack Flaherty: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Alex Reyes: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Yankees: Harrison Bader: 10-Day IL (foot), Luis Severino: 60-Day IL (lat), Miguel Castro: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Giancarlo Stanton: 10-Day IL (achilles), Michael King: 60-Day IL (elbow), Chad Green: 60-Day IL (elbow), Stephen Ridings: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Zack Britton: 60-Day IL (elbow)