Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Free Pick 9/22/13
St. Louis Cardinals (91-64) at Milwaukee Brewers (68-86)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 8:05 pm (Miller Park)
Joe Kelly (R) (9-2) (2.138) vs. Wily Peralta (R) (10-15) (4.340)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +140 / St. Louis Cardinals -160 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals face-off on Sunday Night on ESPN.
The Milwaukee Brewers have had a tough season off and on the field, but they still have a chance to have a say as to how things shake out in the National League Central. On Saturday, Norichika Aoki, Scooter Gennett and Jonathan Lucroy each had two hits as the Brewers scored two runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo allowed four hits and two runs, while striking out seven over 7.0 innings to take the loss. For Sunday’s game, the Brewers start Wily Peralta, who is 10-15 with a 4.34 ERA for the season and 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA in his last three starts.
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The St. Louis Cardinals control their own destiny as they have a two game lead in the N.L. Central. On Saturday, Matt Adams hit a home run , Matt Holliday had two hits, and Carlos Beltran and Matt Carpenter each had hits as the Cardinals scored seven runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn allowed four hits and run while striking out seven over 6.1 innings to get the win. For Sunday’s game, the Cardinals start Joe Kelly, who is 9-4 with a 2.74 ERA for the season and 201 with a 2.25 ERA in his last three starts.
Milwaukee is 5-0 in game three of a series, 4-1 after losing the first two games of a series, and 2-5 in Peralta’s last seven starts. St. Louis is 19-7 in their last 26 games as a favorite, 11-4 in their last 15 games, and 9-1 in Kelly’s last 10 starts. St. Louis is 8-1 in their last nine games in Milwaukee.
The Cardinals have been good closers throughout the years and look for them to continue to close here and get the win.