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San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 9/5/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals (70-67) at San Diego Padres (62-76)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)

M Wacha (10-7) (4.20) vs. T Wood (3-4) (5.70)

The Line: San Diego Padres +134 / St. Louis Cardinals -144 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Midwest, FS-San Diego

The St. Louis Cardinals face off against the San Diego Padres in game two of their four game set from Petco Park on Tuesday.

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to keep their momentum going after winning four of their last five games following a 2-0 victory over the Padres on Monday. Yadier Molina went 1 for 4, accounting for both Cardinals runs with a two run RBI single. Randal Grichuk added a double while Tommy Pham went 2 for 4 at the dish. Jose Martinez and starting pitcher Carlos Martinez also added base hits of their own in the win. Speaking of Carlos, he threw a complete game, three hit shutout, walking three and striking out ten in the win to improve to 11-10 this season. Michael Wacha will get the ball in game two and is 10-7 with a 4.20 ERA and 126 strikeouts this season. In his career, Wacha is 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA and 9 strikeouts against San Diego.

San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 9/5/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Diego Padres will look to even the series up at one win apiece after dropping the opener on Monday. Wil Myers went 2 for 4 while Manuel Margot added a base hit of his own as the Padres logged just three hits as a team in the loss. Luis Perdomo took the loss in this one, falling to 7-9 on the year, giving up both runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out six over six innings of work. Travis Wood will start game two and is 3-4 with a 5.47 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. In his career, Wood is 6-6 with a 5.37 ERA and 89 strikeouts against St. Louis.

St. Louis is 11-5 in their last 16 against the NL West and 18-7 in Wacha’s last 25 starts against a team with a losing record while the over is 19-6-1 in their last 26 games overall. San Diego is 4-0 in Wood’s last 4 home starts and 5-1 in their last 6 games overall while the over is 6-1-1 in their last 8 games against the NL Central. St. Louis is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings between these two teams.

The Cardinals need as many wins as they can get right now, as they’ll be heading into an important stretch of division games over the last couple of weeks that’ll determine whether or not the Cards make the playoffs. San Diego’s playoff hopes have been dim for a while now, and I think Wacha has another solid outing against the Padres, getting St. Louis a very important win in the process.

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