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Cardinals play the Red Sox looking to end road slide

June 18, 2022 GMT

St. Louis Cardinals (37-29, first in the NL Central) vs. Boston Red Sox (35-30, fourth in the AL East)

Boston; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Dakota Hudson (4-3, 3.29 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 36 strikeouts); Red Sox: Kutter Crawford (1-1, 5.74 ERA, 1.79 WHIP, 21 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Red Sox -118, Cardinals -101; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Cardinals travel to the Boston Red Sox looking to break a four-game road losing streak.

Boston has a 35-30 record overall and a 16-15 record at home. Red Sox pitchers have a collective 3.55 ERA, which ranks fourth in the AL.

St. Louis has a 16-16 record in road games and a 37-29 record overall. Cardinals hitters have a collective .401 slugging percentage to rank fifth in the NL.

Saturday’s game is the second meeting between these teams this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Rafael Devers has 23 doubles, a triple and 16 home runs for the Red Sox. J.D. Martinez is 12-for-39 with four doubles, three home runs and five RBI over the past 10 games.

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Paul Goldschmidt has 21 doubles and 16 home runs for the Cardinals. Brendan Donovan is 15-for-35 with five doubles and seven RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 7-3, .263 batting average, 2.93 ERA, outscored opponents by 15 runs

Cardinals: 5-5, .261 batting average, 4.14 ERA, outscored opponents by two 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.