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St. Louis Cardinals 71-57 – Differential: +127 (Rank: 1st) – Streak: W2 – 6.0 GB, 2.5 WCGA

Jay CF – has reached base safely in a career-high 25 consecutive games; currently on 8-game hitting streak (career-high hitting streak: 12 games in 2010)

Schumaker 2B – 0 for 6 (.000 BA / .250 OBP) career vs. McDonald

Holliday LF – .452 BA / .742 SLG with 6 extra-base hits during current 7-game hitting streak; 1 hit away from 1,500 for his career

Craig 1B – 4 for 10 (.400 BA / .900 SLG) with 2 doubles and 1 HR career vs. McDonald

Beltran RF – 3 for 14 (.214 BA / .313 OBP) career vs. McDonald

Molina C – 3 for 7 (.429 BA / 1.000 SLG) with 1 double and 1 HR career vs. McDonald; 5 hits away from 1,000 for his career

Freese 3B – 3 for 9 (.333 BA / .400 OBP) career vs. McDonald

Furcal SS – 3 for 8 (.375 BA / .375 OBP) career vs. McDonald

Westbrook P – last start vs. Pit (Aug 17, 2012): 7.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K in 2-1 Cardinals loss

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 68-60 – Differential: +10 (Rank: 16th) – Streak: L2 – 9.0 GB, 3.0 WCGB

Tabata LF – 8 for 19 (.421 BA / .632 SLG) with 2 doubles and 1 triple career vs. Westbrook

Snider RF – .307 BA / .493 SLG in 23 night games this season (.216 BA / .324 SLG in 13 day games)

McCutchen CF – 7 for 18 (.389 BA / .500 OBP) career vs. Westbrook

Jones 1B – 3 for 16 (.188 BA / .350 OBP) career vs. Westbrook

Alvarez 3B – 8 for 16 (.500 BA / .750 SLG) with 1 HR career vs. Westbrook

McKenry C – 1 for 9 (.111 BA / .111 OBP) with 1 HR career vs. Westbrook

Harrison 2B – .200 BA / .235 OBP with 1 extra-base hit over his last 13 games (Pirates record in those games: 1-12)

Barmes SS – 5 for 19 (.263 BA / .263 OBP) career vs. Westbrook

McDonald P – has given up 4+ R in 7 of his last 8 starts (gave up 4+ R once in his first 17 starts this season)

 

Notes:

-Differential = Run Differential

-Run differential rank among all 30 MLB teams and as of the beginning of MLB games today

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

 

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