Cincinnati Reds (26-29) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (31-27)
June 5, 2021 2:15 pm EDT
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals / Cincinnati Reds ; Over/Under: -
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The Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals meet Saturday in MLB action at Busch Stadium. The Reds look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Cardinals need a win after losing five of their last six games.
The Cincinnati Reds have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 14 games. The Reds have won four straight games when scoring four or more runs. Nick Castellanos leads the Reds with 73 hits and 31 RBI while Jesse Winker and Tyler Naquin have combined for 107 hits and 69 RBI. Tyler Mahle gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 3.42 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. Mahle is 2-3 with a 5.24 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The St. Louis Cardinals have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Cardinals have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy Edman leads the Cardinals with 66 hits and 17 RBI while Nolan Arenado and Dylan Carlson have combined for 115 hits and 62 RBI. Johan Oviedo gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Oviedo’s second career game against the Reds.
The Reds are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 Saturday games. The Cardinals are 6-1 in their last 7 Saturday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 6-1 in Reds last 7 road games. The over is 5-2 in Cardinals last 7 overall. The Reds are 5-11 in the last 16 meetings in St. Louis.
The Reds are enjoying the better week and they have a clear starting pitching edge here. Mahle has given the Reds a chance to win every time he takes the mound. Oviedo has been rocked in his limited reps this season. I’ll back the Reds on the road.