Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Series Preview: Cardinals at Cubs

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Series Preview: Cardinals at Cubs

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SCOUTING REPORT

The Cubs, already with a double-digit lead in the National League Central Division with the halfway point of the season approaching, could just about wrap up the title should they sweep the second- place Cardinals. The teams have played six of their scheduled 19 games but all six, four won by the Cubs, have been in St. Louis, with 10 games left in the Friendly Confines. For the third time in three series, the Cardinals will see their 2015 teammate John Lackey on Monday night against Jaime Garcia. In his first two starts against the Cardinals this season, the Cubs' righthander has held them to three runs in 14 innings.

On Tuesday, Cardinals righthander Adam Wainwright will seek to extend his mastery at Wrigley. Wainwright is 9-1 at Wrigley, with 95 strikeouts in 100 innings.

The Cardinals will face Cubs ace Jake Arrieta on Wednesday. …

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