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St. Louis Cardinals (86-47)


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W 8-5
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L 3-4
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Pirates-Cardinals Preview

(AP) -- History and time are not on the side of the Pittsburgh Pirates as they try to chase down the St. Louis Cardinals.

Pittsburgh's best chance to reel in the NL Central leaders starts with Friday night's series opener at Busch Stadium, a ballpark kind to the Cardinals and not so much to the Pirates this year.

Losers of four straight and 6 1/2 games back with a month to play, the Pirates (79-53) badly need a series win, something they haven't done in St. Louis since April 26-28, 2013.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Heyward.292
HR: M. Carpenter20
RBI: M. Carpenter69
SB: J. Heyward20
W: M. Wacha15
ERA: M. Wacha2.69
Saves: T. Rosenthal42
K: C. Martinez156
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
St. Louis 8647.647-
Pittsburgh 7953.5986.5
Chi Cubs 7557.56810.5
Milwaukee 5875.43628
Cincinnati 5577.41730.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .256 (11)
Runs: 543 (19)
Hits: 1163 (11)
Home Runs: 112 (22)
Stolen Bases: 61 (21)
OBP: .323 (10)
SLG: .395 (20)
Total Bases: 1793 (18)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 2.67 (1)
Runs Allowed: 401 (1)
Saves: 55 (1)
Strikeouts: 1077 (9)
OpBA: .243 (7)
OBP: .304 (9)
SLG: .356 (1)
Run Support: 4.03 (23)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/4 N. Greenwood Sent to Minors
9/4 J. Jay Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/4 J. Jay Removed From 15-Day DL (Bone bruise, left wrist)
9/2 M. Gonzales Sent to Minors
9/2 N. Greenwood Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/31 C. Martinez Sore back (day-to-day)
8/17 R. Grichuk Right elbow strain (on 15-day DL)
7/30 M. Holliday Strained right quadriceps (on 15-day DL)
7/9 M. Harris off 15-day DL
7/4 J. Garcia off 15-day DL
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