Tue 28/08/2012 - 17:19 EDT

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Tuesday Odds

Jake Westbrook Tabbed by Cardinals to Continue Series

St. Louis took game one of the series with the Pirates Monday night and turn to Westbrook (13-9, 3.67 ERA) Tuesday night to secure game two against their division rivals. Westbrook has struggled mightily in his career against the Pirates, coming in with a 1-6 record, but has pitched extremely well in his last three starts for the 2012 Cardinals.Westbrook faced the Pirates on August 17, allowing two runs, one earned, in a loss.

Pirates Turn to James McDonald to Tame Hot-Hitting Cardinals

Pittsburgh is just 3-7 in its last 10 games and has fallen to third place in the NL Central and second place in the NL Wild Card standings. McDonald has struggled over his past three starts, pitching to a 1-1 record with a 6.46 ERA. He has recorded just 13 strikeouts in 15.1 innings pitched during that span. McDonald took the hill against St. Louis on August 17. He threw six shutout innings en route to his 11th win of the season.

The pennant races are just beginning to heat up as August comes to an end and September flies into view. The Cardinals and the Pirates are chasing the Reds in the Central and are neck and neck in the NL Wild Card race. Online sportsbook Bovada.lv has an excellent line for tonight’s Cardinals-Pirates matchup. We are going to take the Cardinals and the moneyline of -115.

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