Cardinals host the Pirates in the season opener
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis; Thursday, 4:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: JT Brubaker (0-0); Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (0-0)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cardinals -223, Pirates +184; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Cardinals begin the season at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
St. Louis had a 90-72 record overall and a 45-36 record in home games last season. The Cardinals slugged .412 with a .313 on-base percentage as a team in the 2021 season.
Pittsburgh went 61-101 overall and 24-57 in road games a season ago. The Pirates pitching staff averaged 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings while giving up 5.1 runs per game in the 2021 season.
INJURIES: Cardinals: Jack Flaherty: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Alex Reyes: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Pirates: 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)