Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Chicago

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Chicago

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SCOUTING REPORT * Cubs first Anthony Rizzo is the on-base percentage leader in the National League at .471. He is riding an 12- game hitting streak and he's also the league leader in being hit by pitches at eight. ... Rookie Kris Bryant, the talk of spring training before he was sent out, went 11 for 29 in his first eight games after being brought up from Class AAA Iowa but has been four for 25 since then. He has yet to homer.

Former Cardinal Edwin Jackson, who has been a starter for most of his career and was 6-15 for Chicago last year, has been nearly spotless in the Cubs' bullpen, posting an 0.00 earned run average in nine innings and holding hitters to a .171 batting average. ... New Cubs manager Joe Maddon has managed in Busch before, winning three of five games as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, including both games played here last year. …

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