Dodgers lead 2-1 as Cardinals take on the challenge

The Los Angeles Dodgers will face off against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday in a game starting at 2:15 p.m. ET. The pitching odds are in favor of the Dodgers, with Clayton Kershaw taking the mound with a record of 6-3, 2.52 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 63 strikeouts. The Cardinals’ pitcher, Jack Flaherty, has a record of 3-4, 5.24 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, and 49 strikeouts. The Fan Duel Sportsbook MLB Line has the Dodgers as favorites at -149, and the Cardinals at +128, with the Over/Under set at 8 1/2 runs.

The Cardinals are currently leading the series against the Dodgers, having won three games out of four, with a record of 20-27 overall and 10-15 at home. In contrast, the Dodgers have a record of 29-18 overall and 12-11 away, and have won 14 games out of 17 in which they did not allow a home run. The two teams have faced each other six times this season, with the Dodgers winning four of those games.

Top players for the Cardinals include Paul Goldschmidt, with 16 doubles and 7 home runs, and Nolan Gorman, who has 15 hits in 33 at-bats, including 3 doubles, 6 home runs, and 16 RBIs in his last 10 games. For the Dodgers, Freddie Freeman leads the team with a .328 batting average, 17 doubles, 3 triples, 8 home runs, 22 walks, and 27 RBIs. Will Smith has 13-for-37 with 3 homers and 9 RBIs in his last 10 games.

In terms of recent performance, both teams have a record of 7-3 in their last 10 games, with the Cardinals having a .275 batting average and 3.64 ERA, while the Dodgers have a .241 batting average and 4.05 ERA, with opponents scoring 12 more runs than them.

Both teams have players on the injured list, including Packy Norton, Dylan Carlson, Tyler O’Neal, Jake Woodford, and Wilking Rodriguez for the Cardinals, and Julio Urias, Dustin May, Jimmy Nelson, Alex Reyes, Daniel Hudson, Ryan Pepiot, Michael Grove, Gavin Lux, Walker Buehler, Blake Treinen, and JP Feyereisen for the Dodgers.

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