St. Louis Cardinals (26-22, first in the NL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (28-19, first in the AL Central)
Chicago; Wednesday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: John Gant (3-3, 2.04 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 32 strikeouts) White Sox: Carlos Rodon (5-1, 1.27 ERA, .80 WHIP, 62 strikeouts)
LINE: White Sox -189, Cardinals +164; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis enters the game as losers of their last three games.
The White Sox are 16-8 in home games in 2020. Chicago ranks fourth in the league in hitting with a .255 batting average, Yermin Mercedes leads the team with an average of .338.
The Cardinals are 11-12 in road games. St. Louis’s lineup has 55 home runs this season, Nolan Arenado leads them with 10 homers.
The White Sox won the last meeting 8-3. Lucas Giolito earned his fourth victory and Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI for Chicago. Jack Flaherty took his first loss for St. Louis.
TOP PERFORMERS: Abreu leads the White Sox with 39 RBI and is batting .256.
Arenado leads the Cardinals with 32 RBI and is batting .289.
LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 5-5, .235 batting average, 3.21 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
Cardinals: 3-7, .243 batting average, 4.71 ERA, outscored by 25 runs
INJURIES: White Sox: Jace Fry: (microdiscectomy), Jimmy Cordero: (tommy john surgery), Luis Robert: (hip), Eloy Jimenez: (left pectoral), Adam Engel: (right hamstring).
Cardinals: Andrew Miller: (toe), Miles Mikolas: (forearm), Dakota Hudson: (right elbow), Jordan Hicks: (elbow), Tyler O’Neill: (finger), Harrison Bader: (rib), Paul DeJong: (side).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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