St. Louis Cardinals (24-24) at Pittsburgh Pirates (15-36)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 4:05 pm (PNC Park)
Jack Flaherty (3-2) (5.52) vs. Joe Musgrove (0-5) (5.74)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates +145 / St. Louis Cardinals -165 --- Over/Under: 8 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates meet in an NL Central division matchup in MLB action from PNC Park on Sunday.
The St. Louis Cardinals will look to build off of a 5-4 win over the Pirates on Saturday. Tyler O’Neill led the way with a double and two RBIs while Kolten Wong, Tommy Edman and Dylan Carlson each had an RBI with Wong and Edman logging hits as the Cardinals had just three hits as a team in the winning effort. Kwang-Hyun Kim allowed four runs on six hits while striking out four over 5.1 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Jake Woodford got the win in relief while Genesis Cabrera had his 1st save of the season by closing out the 9th. Jack Flaherty will start here and is 3-2 with a 5.52 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. In his career, Flaherty is 5-1 with a 1.94 ERA and 47 strikeouts against Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to rebound after their loss to the Cards on Saturday. Ke’Bryan Hayes went 2 for 4 with a double and a solo home run while Jose Osuna added a solo homer as well. Jacob Stallings and Colin Moran each had a base hit to cap off the Pirates scoring while Erik Gonzalez got a pair of base hits as well in the defeat. Mitch Keller threw six no-hit innings with 6 strikeouts but Sam Howard took the loss in relief to fall to 2-3 on the year. Joe Musgrove starts here and is 0-5 with a 5.74 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. In his career, Musgrove is 1-7 with a 6.75 ERA and 47 strikeouts against St. Louis.
St. Louis is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a right-handed starter while the over is 6-1-1 in their last 8 games as a favorite. Pittsburgh is 24-50 in their last 74 games within the division and 15-38 in their last 53 games overall while the under is 6-1-1 in their last 8 games as a home underdog.
I’ve had a hard time gauging the side in this series, but the games have seen plenty of runs and that was with two games on Friday being seven-inning games. I think we could be in for a higher-scoring game here, so give me the over in this game but my stronger play is on the side and I have that available as a premium play that you can find here.