Cardinals meet the Pirates with 1-0 series lead
Pittsburgh Pirates (0-1) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (1-0)
St. Louis; Saturday, 2:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Mitch Keller (0-0); Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (0-0)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cardinals -178, Pirates +153; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Cardinals lead 1-0 in a four-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
St. Louis went 90-72 overall and 45-36 at home a season ago. The Cardinals batted .244 as a team in the 2021 season with a .725 OPS.
Pittsburgh went 61-101 overall and 24-57 in road games a season ago. The Pirates pitching staff put up a 5.08 ERA collectively last season while averaging 8.5 strikeouts and 3.9 walks per nine innings.
INJURIES: Cardinals: Jack Flaherty: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Alex Reyes: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Pirates: Ke’Bryan Hayes: day-to-day (forearm), Duane Underwood Jr.: day-to-day (hamstring), Greg Allen: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60-Day IL (elbow), Luis Oviedo: 10-Day IL (ankle), Anthony Alford: 10-Day IL (wrist), Sam Howard: 10-Day IL (back), Max Kranick: 10-Day IL (forearm), Nick Mears: 60-Day IL (elbow)