Happ expected to start as St. Louis hosts Milwaukee
Milwaukee Brewers (95-63, first in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (88-70, second in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Thursday, 1:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: Brett Anderson (4-9, 4.30 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 56 strikeouts) Cardinals: J.A. Happ (9-8, 5.86 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 115 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cardinals -114, Brewers -103; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis and Milwaukee will face off on Thursday.
The Cardinals are 43-34 on their home turf. St. Louis has hit 192 home runs as a team this season. Nolan Arenado leads the team with 34, averaging one every 17.1 at-bats.
The Brewers are 50-27 in road games. Milwaukee hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .315 this season, led by Christian Yelich with a mark of .351.
The Brewers won the last meeting 4-0. Adrian Houser recorded his 10th victory and Daniel Vogelbach went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Milwaukee. Miles Mikolas registered his third loss for St. Louis.
TOP PERFORMERS: Arenado leads the Cardinals with 34 home runs and is slugging .499.
Eduardo Escobar leads the Brewers with 132 hits and is batting .246.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 9-1, .284 batting average, 3.24 ERA, outscored opponents by 31 runs
Brewers: 4-6, .198 batting average, 3.64 ERA, outscored by eight runs
INJURIES: Cardinals: Justin Miller: (elbow), Carlos Martinez: (thumb), Wade LeBlanc: (elbow), Jordan Hicks: (elbow), Ryan Helsley: (elbow), Junior Fernandez: (shoulder), Max Moroff: (shoulder), Yadier Molina: (shoulder).
Brewers: Devin Williams: (hand), Justin Topa: (elbow), Angel Perdomo: (back), John Curtiss: (elbow), Jake Cousins: (biceps), John Axford: (elbow), Rowdy Tellez: (knee), Mark Mathias: (shoulder).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.