St. Louis Cardinals (42-44) vs. San Francisco Giants (53-31)
July 6, 2021 9:45 pm EDT
The Line: San Francisco Giants -128 / St. Louis Cardinals +118; Over/Under: 8
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The San Francisco Giants host the St. Louis Cardinals in MLB action from Oracle Park on Tuesday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals will look to build on Monday’s 5-3 win over the Giants last time out. Matt Carpenter had a triple with two RBIs while Nolan Arenado, Harrison Bader and Jose Rondon each had an RBI to round out the scoring for St. Louis in the win. Tommy Edman went 2 for 4 at the dish while Paul Goldschmidt added a base knock as well as the Cardinals had just seven hits as a team in the win. Kwang Hyun Kim got the win to improve to 3-5 on the year after tossing seven shutout innings, giving up just three hits while striking out a pair. Adam Wainwright will start here and is 6-5 with a 3.49 ERA and 96 strikeouts this season. In his career, Wainwright is 7-7 with a 3.09 ERA and 76 strikeouts against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants will look to bounce back from their loss at the hands of the Cardinals on Monday. Alex Dickerson had a solo home run while Steven Duggar and Donovan Solano each had an RBI as well to cap off San Fran’s scoring as a team in the loss. Austin Slater, Wilmer Flores, Darin Ruf and Brandon Crawford each had base hits as well to finish off the Giants’ offense as a team in the defeat. Kevin Gausman took the loss, falling to 8-3 on the year after allowing two runs on three hits while striking out eight over seven innings of work. Johnny Cueto will start here and is 6-4 with a 4.00 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. In his career, Cueto is 7-9 with a 3.92 ERA and 84 strikeouts against the Cardinals.
St. Louis is 7-19 in their last 26 road games and 7-20 in their last 27 games as an underdog while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against the NL West. San Francisco is 8-2 in their last 10 games against the NL Central and 40-19 in their last 59 home games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. The Cardinals are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.
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I get the case that could be made either way here, but I’m going to lean the way of St. Louis here. I like the Giants a lot and what they’ve done at home, but Johnny Cueto isn’t the Cueto we’ve made a profit on recently, as he’s been getting batted around more often than not and it just hasn’t made a lot of money lately when backing him. Adam Wainwright’s pitching well and the Cards got the harder win on Monday, so I’ll back the Cards for another win here.