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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals 8/26/14 Free MLB Pick and Odds

St. Louis Cardinals (71-59) at Pittsburgh Pirates (67-64)
Date & Time Tuesday August 26, 2014, 7:05 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -126 / St. Louis Cardinals +116 --- Over/Under: 7.5
TV Channel
FS-Midwest, Root-Pittsburgh
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals face off on Tuesday in game two of their series.

The Pittsburgh Pirates had the early lead against the Cardinals on Monday but they were unable to put it away as they lost and fell further out of the post-season race. Andrew McCutchen had three hits including a home run, Pedro Alvarez had two hits including a home run, and Josh Harrison and Starling Marte had hits as the Pirates scored two runs on eight hits. Francisco Liriano allowed four hits and struck out eight over 6.0 scoreless innings to not factor in the decision as Jared Hughes took the loss after blowing the save. For Tuesday’s game the Pirates start Gerit Cole who had a no decision last time out in his first start since returning from the DL. For the season Cole has allowed 88 hits and 38 earned runs while striking out 84 over 92.2 innings for a 7-4 record and a 3.69 ERA.

The St. Louis Cardinals are still on the outside looking in at the post season but they didn’t lose any ground on the leaders on Monday as they got the win. Matt Holliday and Kolten Wong had two hits each and John Jay and Jhonny Peralta had hits as the Cardinals scored three runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher John lackey allowed seven hits and a run while striking out three over 7.0 innings to get the win and go to 2-1 since being traded to St. Louis and Trevor Rosenthal earned his 39th save. For Tuesday’s game the Cardinals start Lance Lynn who has won his last three starts. For the season Lynn has allowed 145 hits and 49 earned runs while striking out 144 over 158.2 innings for a 14-8 record and a 2.78 ERA.

Pittsburgh is 13-5 in game two of a series, 20-9 in their last 29 home games, and 6-1 in Cole’s last seven starts. St. Louis is 17-5 against the NL Central, 9-3 I their last 12 games, and 4-0 in Lynn’s last four starts. St. Louis is 5-1 in their last six games against Pittsburgh.

Look for the Pirates to dig in for this one and gut out the win as they take better advantage of their chances than they did on Monday. 

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