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St. Louis Cardinals 71-61 – Differential: +96 (Rank: 3rd) – Streak: L4 – 9.5 GB, 0.5 WCGA

Jay CF – has reached base in a career-high 29 consecutive games

Carpenter 1B – .338 BA / .415 OBP in 139 AB vs. RHP this season (.250 BA / .293 OBP vs. LHP)

Holliday LF – 1 for 14 (.071 BA / .133 OBP) during Cardinals’ current 4-game losing streak

Craig RF – 1 for 16 (.063 BA / .063 OBP) during Cardinals’ current 4-game losing streak

Molina C – 3 hits away from 1,000 for his career; 3 for 6 (.500 BA / .571 OBP) career vs. Zimmermann

Freese 3B – currently in 0-for-7 slump

Schumaker 2B – 1 for 14 (.071 BA / .071 OBP) during Cardinals’ current 4-game losing streak

Descalso SS – 1 hit in his last 12 AB (.083 AB / .083 OBP) with 5 K

Lohse P – currently on streak of 13 consecutive starts without a loss (2.29 ERA in that span)

 

Washington Nationals 80-51 – Differential: +113 (Rank: t-1st) – Streak: W3 – 6.5 GA, NL East

Werth RF – 6 for 14 (.429 BA / 1.214 SLG) with 3 HR career vs. Lohse

Harper CF – 6 for 14 (.429 BA / 1.071 SLG) with 3 HR during Nationals’ current 3-game winning streak

Zimmerman 3B – 5 for 15 (.357 BA / .714 SLG) with 1 HR during Nationals’ current 3-game winning streak

LaRoche 1B – 5 for 24 (.208 BA / .269 OBP) career vs. Lohse

Morse LF – 5 for 9 (.556 BA / .889 SLG) with 3 doubles career vs. Lohse

Desmond SS – 6 for 11 (.545 BA / .583 OBP) during Nationals’ current 3-game winning streak

Espinosa 2B – .424 BA / .727 SLG in 8 career games vs. StL, his highest BA and SLG vs. any team

Suzuki C – .185 BA / .224 OBP in 25 day games this season (.232 BA / .267 OBP in 67 night games)

Zimmermann P – second-best ERA (2.63) in the NL 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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