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Red Sox and Cardinals square off in series rubber match

June 19, 2022 GMT

St. Louis Cardinals (38-29, first in the NL Central) vs. Boston Red Sox (35-31, fourth in the AL East)

Boston; Sunday, 1:35 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Andre Pallante (2-1, 1.46 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 25 strikeouts); Red Sox: Nick Pivetta (6-5, 3.50 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 72 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Red Sox -147, Cardinals +125; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Both the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals are looking for a series win with a victory on Sunday.

Boston has a 35-31 record overall and a 16-16 record in home games. The Red Sox have a 17-7 record in games when they did not give up a home run.

St. Louis is 17-16 on the road and 38-29 overall. The Cardinals are 28-5 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Sunday’s game is the third time these teams square off this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Rafael Devers has 23 doubles, a triple and 16 home runs for the Red Sox. Xander Bogaerts is 16-for-34 with five doubles over the last 10 games.

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Nolan Arenado has 14 doubles, 13 home runs and 45 RBI while hitting .280 for the Cardinals. Brendan Donovan is 14-for-36 with five doubles over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 6-4, .243 batting average, 3.48 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs

Cardinals: 6-4, .273 batting average, 3.17 ERA, outscored opponents by 19 runs

INJURIES: Red Sox: Christian Arroyo: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Nathan Eovaldi: 15-Day IL (back), Garrett Whitlock: 15-Day IL (hip), Kike Hernandez: 10-Day IL (hip), Matt Barnes: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (back), Chris Sale: 60-Day IL (rib), James Paxton: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Cardinals: Yadier Molina: 10-Day IL (knee), Corey Dickerson: 10-Day IL (calf), Jordan Hicks: 15-Day IL (forearm), Steven Matz: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Alex Reyes: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.