7:45 pm
September 13

Brewers @ Cardinals

Who will WIN this matchup?

Milwaukee Brewers (75-66)

@ St. Louis Cardinals (83-58)


Starting Pitchers:

Bush (MIL): 2-2; 3.23 ERA (opening bullpen game)

Montgomery (STL) 8-3; 3.03 ERA


Current odds:

Milwaukee Brewers: (+158)

St. Louis Cardinals: (-189)


• The starting line-up for the Brewers is as follows:

Brewers vs. Cardinals Sep. 13 6:45 pm CT 3B Brosseau SS Adames LF Yelich RF Renfroe Dh McCutchen 1B Tellez 2B Urías C Caratini CF Taylor P Bush

• The starting line-up for the Cardinals is as follows:

Today’s lineup verses the Brewers
2nd Base Brendan Donovan
Shortstop Tommy Edman
1st Base Paul Goldschmidt
3rd Base Nolan Arenado
Left Field Corey Dickerson
Designated Hitter Albert Pujols
Right Field Lars Nootbaar
Catcher Yadier Molina
Center Field Tyler O'Neill
Pitcher Jordan Montgomery

• The resurgent Milwaukee Brewers will continue their push for a playoff berth when they visit the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday. The Brewers (75-66) won four of their last five games heading into this two-game series at Busch Stadium. Prior to that, they had gone 14-21 since the end of July.

• Despite its recent surge, Milwaukee came out of the weekend eight games back of the first-place Cardinals (83-58) in the National League Central and two games back of the San Diego Padres for the final NL wild-card slot. After falling into a protracted funk after the trade deadline, the Brewers tried to relieve some pressure with more clubhouse fun and games.

• Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell decided to give starting pitcher Corbin Burnes an extra day of rest, so the Brewers expect to use a string of relievers with a bullpen start Tuesday.

• The Cardinals returned home after taking their last two games from the Pirates in Pittsburgh. After going 22-7 in August, they are 7-3 in September.

• Cardinals designated hitter/first baseman Albert Pujols hit two home runs and drove in five runs in those victories in Pittsburgh. He hit his 697th career homer Sunday to move past Alex Rodriguez into sole possession of fourth on the all-time list, behind Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714).

• The last time the Cardinals and Brewers got together, on Aug. 14, Pujols hammered two home runs, Nos. 688 and 689 of his career.

• The Cardinals will start left-hander Jordan Montgomery (8-3, 3.08 ERA) Tuesday. He has gone 5-0 with a 1.45 ERA in seven starts with the Cardinals since arriving in a trade with the New York Yankees. St. Louis has won all seven of his starts. Montgomery earned a 3-1 victory over the Brewers on Aug. 12. He blanked them for six innings on four hits while striking out eight batters and walking two.

• Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol expects to have Goldschmidt and third baseman Nolan Arenado back in the lineup after giving them a break Sunday ahead of the team’s off-day Monday.

StreakSmarter Pick
St. Louis Cardinals