Wainwright expected to start for St. Louis against Arizona

Wainwright expected to start for St. Louis against Arizona
The Diamondbacks will start Zack Greinke on Sunday while the Cardinals are expected to counter with Adam Wainwright

Arizona Diamondbacks (47-46, second in the NL West) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (45-45, third in the NL Central)

St. Louis; Sunday, 2:15 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Zack Greinke (10-3, 2.73 ERA, .91 WHIP, 108 strikeouts) Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (5-7, 4.31 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 82 strikeouts)

LINE: Cardinals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Both Arizona and St. Louis are looking to clinch a series win with a victory.

The Cardinals are 25-19 on their home turf. St. Louis has hit 109 home runs as a team this season. Paul Goldschmidt leads them with 16, averaging one every 21.1 at-bats.

The Diamondbacks are 27-24 in road games. Arizona's lineup has 133 home runs this season, Ketel Marte leads the club with 21 homers. The Cardinals won the last meeting 4-2. Dakota Hudson notched his eighth victory and Tyler O'Neill went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and four RBIs for St. Louis. Merrill Kelly registered his ninth loss for Arizona.

TOP PERFORMERS: Paul DeJong leads the Cardinals with 34 extra base hits and is batting .254. Tommy Edman is 7-for-33 with a triple, two home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for St. Louis.

Eduardo Escobar leads the Diamondbacks with 68 RBIs and is batting .295. Christian Walker is 8-for-32 with a double, four home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for Arizona.

LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 5-5, .242 batting average, 3.89 ERA, outscored by five runs

Diamondbacks: 5-5, .257 batting average, 3.62 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs

Cardinals Injuries: Adam Wainwright: day-to-day (back), Mike Mayers: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jordan Hicks: 60-day IL (elbow), Brett Cecil: 60-day IL (wrist/forearm), Marcell Ozuna: 10-day IL (hand), Jedd Gyorko: 10-day IL (back), Yadier Molina: 10-day IL (thumb).

Diamondbacks Injuries: Luke Weaver: 10-day IL (forearm), Taijuan Walker: 60-day IL (elbow), Jon Duplantier: 10-day IL (shoulder), Taylor Clarke: 10-day IL (back), Silvino Bracho: 60-day IL (elbow), Blake Swihart: 10-day IL (oblique), Steven Souza Jr.: 60-day IL (knee), David Peralta: 10-day IL (shoulder), Wilmer Flores: 10-day IL (foot).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.