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Pittsburgh Pirates (26-45)


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L 1-2
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vs. CWS
W 6-3
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CWS 4 - 3 Pit
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@ StL
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Pitching struggles magnified as Cardinals host Pirates

The St. Louis Cardinals have lost 16 of their last 22 games with only veteran Adam Wainwright regularly working deep into starts. Witness Wednesday, when John Gant retired just nine batters as the Cardinals fell to the Detroit Tigers 6-2.

"Your starting pitchers need to absorb quality innings," Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. "It's not a good recipe when somewhat consistently, you're waiting for one guy's turn to come around

The Cardinals will start Carlos Martinez (3-8, 6.62 ERA) in the opener of the four-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium. After meeting the quality start standard five times in a span of six outings, the right-hander lost his four starts this month while posting a 15.34 ERA.

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Leaders
AVG: A. Frazier.322
HR: B. Reynolds12
RBI: B. Reynolds38
SB: G. Polanco7
W: J. Brubaker4
ERA: J. Brubaker3.77
Saves: R. Rodríguez9
K: J. Brubaker72
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Milwaukee 4233.560-
Chi Cubs 4133.5540.5
Cincinnati 3636.5004.5
St. Louis 3638.4865.5
Pittsburgh 2646.36114.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .228 (24)
Runs: 251 (29)
Hits: 535 (26)
Home Runs: 52 (30)
Stolen Bases: 22 (26)
OBP: .300 (25)
SLG: .353 (30)
Total Bases: 827 (29)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.76 (24)
Runs Allowed: 345 (21)
Saves: 10 (29)
Strikeouts: 584 (28)
OpBA: .245 (20)
OBP: .323 (19)
SLG: .415 (21)
Run Support: 3.69 (30)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/20 A. Davis Called Up from Minors
6/20 S. Howard Placed on 10-Day IL (Right knee tendinitis)
6/15 T. Davis Traded Baltimore (for OF Jose Berroa)
6/12 T. Cahill Placed on 10-Day IL (Strained left calf)
6/12 W. Crowe Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
6/19 S. Howard Right knee tendinitis (on 10-day IL)
6/12 T. Cahill Strained left calf (on 10-day IL)
6/7 L. Oviedo Strained left quad (on 10-day IL)
6/6 M. Keller COVID-19 injured list (10-day IL)
6/3 J. Brubaker COVID-19 injured list (intake testing) (10-day IL)
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