The St. Louis Cardinals will face off against the Boston Red Sox on Friday at 7:10 p.m. ET. The Cardinals are currently 5th in the National League Central with a record of 13-25, while the Red Sox are 3rd in the AL East with a record of 22-16.
The pitchers predicted to start are Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals and James Paxton for the Red Sox. Wainwright has a record of 0-0, with a 7.20 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, and 5 strikeouts, while Paxton currently has a record of 0-0.
According to the Fan Duel Sportsbook MLB Line, the Red Sox are favored to win with odds of -114, while the Cardinals have odds of -105. The over/under is set at 10 points.
The Red Sox will aim to maintain their six-game winning streak at home as they host the Cardinals. Boston has won 13 of its 20 games at home and has a season record of 22-16. The team ranks fourth in the American League with 49 home runs, averaging 1.3 home runs per game.
The Cardinals, on the other hand, have a career record of 13-25 and a record of 7-12 in road games. They have won only 1 game and lost 7 games in matches decided by a one-point difference. The two teams will face each other for the first time this season.
Key players for the Red Sox include Alex Verdugo, who has hit 11 doubles, 1 triple, and 5 home runs while batting .308. Conor Wong has had a good performance in his last 10 games, hitting 10 hits in 31 at-bats with two doubles and three home runs. For the Cardinals, Paul Goldschmidt has hit 14 doubles and seven home runs and has a batting average of .306. Paul DeJong has performed well in his last 10 games, hitting 12 hits in 35 at-bats with three doubles and two home runs.
In the last 10 games, the Red Sox have a record of 8-2, with a batting average of .300 and an ERA of 4.19, while the Cardinals have a record of 3-7, with a batting average of .250 and an ERA of 5.36.
Both teams have several injuries on their rosters. Key players who are currently on the injured list include Christian Arroyo, Adam Duvall, Cutter Crawford, Garrett Whitlock, Yu Chang, Zach Kelly, Wyatt Mills, and Joely Rodriguez for the Red Sox, and Tyler O’Neal, Jake Woodford, Wilking Rodriguez, and Packy Norton for the Cardinals.
This article was created using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.