St. Louis Takes On Chicago In Division Play

Chicago Cubs (56-49, first in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (56-49, second in the NL Central)

St. Louis; Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Yu Darvish (3-4, 4.54 ERA) Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (7-7, 4.63 ERA)

BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis will host Chicago in a matchup of division foes.

The Cardinals are 24-19 against teams from the NL Central. The St. Louis pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.15. Dakota Hudson leads the team with a 3.88 ERA.

The Cubs are 21-19 against division opponents. Chicago has hit 166 home runs this season, eighth in the National League. Javier Baez leads the team with 25, averaging one every 16.8 at-bats.

LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 7-3, .248 batting average, 5.10 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs

Cubs: 5-5, .213 batting average, 3.84 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs