Cardinals face the Giants leading series 2-1
St. Louis Cardinals (15-11, second in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (15-12, fourth in the NL West)
San Francisco; Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Dakota Hudson (2-2, 3.16 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 18 strikeouts); Giants: Jakob Junis (0-0)
BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Cardinals lead 2-1 in a four-game series with the San Francisco Giants.
San Francisco has a 7-7 record in home games and a 15-12 record overall. Giants hitters are batting a collective .237, which ranks seventh in the NL.
St. Louis has a 15-11 record overall and a 6-5 record at home. The Cardinals have the eighth-best team ERA in baseball at 3.36.
The matchup Sunday is the fourth time these teams match up this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Joc Pederson leads the Giants with six home runs while slugging .585. Wilmer Flores is 10-for-37 with a double, two home runs and 11 RBI over the last 10 games.
Nolan Arenado leads the Cardinals with seven home runs while slugging .632. Tommy Edman is 10-for-33 with a double, a triple and five RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Giants: 3-7, .235 batting average, 5.63 ERA, outscored by 16 runs
Cardinals: 6-4, .244 batting average, 3.89 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs
INJURIES: Giants: Brandon Belt: day-to-day (neck), Steven Duggar: 60-Day IL (oblique), Anthony DeSclafani: 10-Day IL (ankle), Evan Longoria: 10-Day IL (finger), Tommy La Stella: 10-Day IL (achilles), Matthew Boyd: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Cardinals: Adam Wainwright: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Edmundo Sosa: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Drew VerHagen: 10-Day IL (hip), Jack Flaherty: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Alex Reyes: 60-Day IL (shoulder)