Olivares leads Royals against the Cardinals after 4-hit game
St. Louis Cardinals (12-10, second in the NL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (8-14, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Wednesday, 1:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (2-3, 4.00 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 26 strikeouts); Royals: Kris Bubic (0-2, 10.50 ERA, 2.08 WHIP, eight strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cardinals -141, Royals +121; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals play the St. Louis Cardinals after Edward Olivares had four hits against the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Kansas City has a 6-8 record at home and an 8-14 record overall. Royals hitters have a collective .293 on-base percentage, the 10th-ranked percentage in the AL.
St. Louis has a 6-5 record in home games and a 12-10 record overall. The Cardinals have gone 10-0 in games when they record eight or more hits.
Wednesday’s game is the fourth time these teams meet this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Andrew Benintendi has a .367 batting average to rank fourth on the Royals, and has two doubles, a triple and a home run. Bobby Witt Jr. is 12-for-36 with a home run and four RBI over the last 10 games.
Nolan Arenado leads the Cardinals with six home runs while slugging .646. Paul Goldschmidt is 13-for-33 with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 3-7, .235 batting average, 4.65 ERA, outscored by 12 runs
Cardinals: 4-6, .206 batting average, 3.58 ERA, outscored by eight runs
INJURIES: Royals: Carlos Santana: day-to-day (ankle), Cam Gallagher: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Jake Brentz: 10-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 10-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Cardinals: Yadier Molina: day-to-day (illness), 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)