In the first of a three-game series between the Pittsburgh Pirates (67-67) and the St. Louis Cardinals (71-64) at PNC Park, Chad Kuhl (3-2, 3.70 ERA) and Adam Wainwright (9-8, 4.53 ERA) get the start. The Pirates enter this series on a six-game losing streak. The game starts at 4:05 p.m. ET on Monday, Sep. 5 and will air on ESPN, FSMW and RTPT.
In his most recent outing, Kuhl pitched 5.0 innings, giving up three runs, striking out five and walking two in a 3-0 loss to the Cubs. The Cardinals were victorious the last time Wainwright pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 7.0 innings, allowing one run and striking out seven in a 2-1 victory over the Brewers.
The Pirates are 25-30 against their divisional rivals, while the Cardinals are 31-25 against their division.
For the 17th time this season, the Pirates registered at least two errors in a game.
The Pirates didn't score any runs in their last game. The Cardinals have an 8-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they are outhit, the Cardinals are 15-56. The Pirates have a 16-51 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 26th in home runs, Pittsburgh has hit 125 this season. St. Louis ranks third with 194 home runs.
Pittsburgh and St. Louis both rank in the top 10 of the league in walks. Pittsburgh sits at 10th with 446 this season and St. Louis ranks eighth with 452.
The Pirates are 48-29 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Cardinals are 59-43 when they hit at least one homer.