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Interleague and Astros Return to Busch

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Interleague and Astros Return to Busch

Rasmus Returns to St. Louis For 1st Time

The St. Louis Cardinals are one of the hottest teams in baseball, and return home to begin interleague games against two AL West division foes.

Colby Rasmus faces returns to Busch Stadium for the first time, and bats sixth in left field. He began the season on fire, slashing 263/400/579 with 7 HR and 19 RBI in the month of April. Since, he’s hit just .199 with only 1 HR.

Mike Matheny once again runs out a unique line-up. A day after Kolten Wong played CF for the first time down at Memphis, Stephen Piscotty starts in CF for the fourth time this year. Brandon Moss is batting second tonight behind Matt Carpenter, and it’s tough to argue with the premise. Moss is slashing .271/.356/.686 with 14 home runs against right-handed pitching.

Greg Garcia gets a start as well at SS, his first start in more than a week.

Jaime Garcia gets the start against an Astro team that hits left-handed pitching well.  Jose Altuve is a .462 hitter against Garcia for his career.

Cardinals will look for a season high six straight wins with a victory tonight.

 

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By Brendan Wiese

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