The St. Louis Cardinals in the Miami Marlins close out their first half of the season from St. Louis this afternoon. MLB odds are located at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Cardinals have had an up-and-down season and now sit in third place in the NL Central standings. With a win on Saturday they are just 2.5 games behind the Pirates for the lead. Kyle Lohse moved to 9-2 and earned the win in seven strong innings of work on Saturday. Today Joe Kelly will take the mound for the Cardinals. He is pitching to a 3.29 ERA in 27 innings of work this season.
The Marlins are almost totally out of the race in the AL East as a loss on Saturday put the nine games in back for the division lead. Carlos Zambrano allowed just three runs but could only last five innings tonight to seventh loss of the season. The Marlins will pitch Anibal Sanchez this afternoon who has a 4.19 ERA in 101 innings of work this season
.St. Louis is 6-2 in their last eight games as a home favorite, 7-13 in their last 20 against the N.L. East, and 2-5 in their last seven home games against a right handed starter. Miami is 7-4 in their last 11 games overall, 2-7 in their last nine road games against a right handed starter, and 3-8 in Sanchez’s last 11 starts. Miami is 2-10 in the last 12 meetings of these two.
This probably be a low scoring game and because Sanchez is capable of a big game at any time. We will take the Marlins as a moneyline underdogs in this game so before betting get sportsbook promotion codes.