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St. Louis Cardinals 75-67 – Differential: +84 (Rank: 4th) – Streak: L2 – 10.5 GB, 1.0 WCGA

Jay CF – .238 BA / .312 OBP in 45 road games this season (.385 BA / .459 OBP in 53 home games)

Carpenter RF – .238 BA / .279 OBP in 80 AB this season vs. LHP (.333 BA / .409 OBP in 162 AB vs. RHP)

Holliday LF – 2 for 10 (.200 BA / .333 OBP) with 2 singles and 4 groundouts career vs. Richard

Craig 1B – .282 BA / .486 SLG in 46 road games this season (.327 BA / .580 SLG in 54 home games)

Molina C – 1 for 8 (.125 BA / .300 OBP) with 1 single and 4 groundouts career vs. Richard

Freese 3B – .345 BA / .655 SLG with 2 HR in 9 September games this season after .213 BA / .303 SLG with 2 HR in 26 August games

Descalso 2B – .304 BA / .430 SLG in 79 AB this season vs. LHP (.200 BA / .282 SLG in 245 AB vs. RHP)

Kozma SS – currently on career-long 4-game hitting streak

Lohse P – has not had a losing decision since June 15 (8-0 with 2.65 ERA in his last 15 GS); 2 for 4 (.500 BA / .500 OBP) with 2 singles career vs. Richard

 

San Diego Padres 68-75 – Differential: -38 (Rank: 21st) – Streak: W3 – 12.5 GB, 7.5 WCGB

Cabrera SS – .296 BA / .362 SLG in 45 home games this season (.199 BA / .298 SLG in 53 road games)

Venable RF – 4 for 5 (.800 BA / 1.200 SLG) with 2 doubles career vs. Lohse

Headley 3B – 2 for 10 (.200 BA / .273 OBP) career vs. Lohse

Grandal C – snapped 0-for-10 slump with a single in the 4th inning last night (2-for-4 performance overall yesterday)

Alonso 1B – 3 hits in his last 6 AB with 3 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI since 0-for-10 slump

Forsythe 2B – 9 for 22 (.409 BA / .727 SLG) with 4 extra-base hits during his current 5-game hitting streak (career-long 8-game hitting streak earlier this season)

Maybin CF – .388 BA / .412 OBP with 10 runs, 3 doubles and 1 HR in his last 12 games

Amarista LF – tripled last night in the 4th inning to snap his 0-for-10 slump

Richard P – 2-0 record with 3.13 ERA and only 1 HR allowed in 4 career GS vs. StL

 

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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