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Arizona Diamondbacks 58-58 – Differential: +34 (Rank: 11th) – Streak: L1 – 5.5 GB, 6.0 WCGB

Drew SS – 2 for 16 (.125 BA / .188 SLG) career vs. Wainwright

Hill 2B – only .214 BA / .233 OBP in 11 August games after having a BA over .300 in June and July

Kubel LF – 25 HR this season (career-high 28 HR in 2009 with Min)

Goldschmidt 1B – 2 hits in his last 23 AB (.087 BA)

Upton RF – 0 for 7 career vs. Wainwright

Montero C – 2 for 9 (.222 BA / .364 OBP) with 1 HR career vs. Wainwright

Johnson 3B – 2 for 9 (.222 BA / .222 OBP) career vs. Wainwright

Young CF – 2 for 11 (.182 BA / .182 SLG) with 4 K career vs. Wainwright

Saunders P – 3.1 IP, 9 H, 6 ER in last start vs. StL (May 7, 2012)

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals 63-53 – Differential: +107 (Rank: 1st) – Streak: W1 – 7.0 GB, 1.0 WCGB

Jay CF – currently on 8-game hitting streak and 13-game on-base streak (career-highs: 12-game hitting streak and 18-game on-base streak)

Craig 1B – currently on 4-game hitting streak (career-high is 7 games)

Holliday LF – 2 for 11 (.182 BA / .357 OBP) with 1 HR career vs. Saunders

Beltran RF – 5 for 10 (.500 BA / 1.300 SLG) with 1 triple and 2 HR career vs. Saunders

Freese 3B – in 0-for-19 slump

Descalso 2B – 1 hit in his last 22 AB (.045 BA)

Cruz C – at least 1 hit in each of his last 6 starts

Furcal SS – 4 for 11 (.364 BA / .909 SLG) with 2 HR career vs. Saunders

Wainwright P – 5 straight quality starts, lowering his ERA from 4.62 to 3.90

 

Notes:

-Differential = Run Differential

-Run differential rank among all 30 MLB teams

-Games behind (GB) & games ahead (GA) for each team as of the beginning of MLB games today

 

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