The St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals face each other in the last game of their series today in St. Louis. All odds and trends for this game can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
After losing on Friday the Cardinals bounced back with a comeback win on Sunday against the Royals. Matt Holliday had a monster game with four hits and five RBI’s to lead an offense that scored 10 runs on 14 hits. In Sunday’s rubber match St. Louis will start Adam Wainwright who is struggling this season after coming back from injury. The righty is pitching to a 4.75 ERA in 77 innings of work.
The Royals have actually started climbing the standings in their division, but the loss on Saturday did not help things. Their offense was not the problem as there as their bats exploded for 7 runs on 14 hits. Their pitching staff struggled and they will look to get back on track behind the arm of Luis Mendoza today. Mendoza has allowed 55 hits in 49 innings of work as both a starter and reliever this season.
St. Louis is 5-10 in their last 15 home games against a team with a winning road record, 1-4 in their last five Sunday games, and 14-5 in Wainwright’s last 19 starts against a team with a losing record. Kansas City is 4-1 in their last five interleague games, 7-20 in their last 27 interleague road games, and 2-8 in their last 10 interleague road games against a right handed starter.
We like both pitchers in this game and particularly their matchups against the offenses of the other team. We’ll take the under for total runs scored for this one s before wagering read sportsbook reviews.