Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Series Preview: Red Sox at Cardinals

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Series Preview: Red Sox at Cardinals

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Scouting report * The first-place Cardinals host the Boston Red Sox for a two-game interleague series this week in a rematch of the 2013 World Series. The two teams have faced each other once since that October matchup, with the Cardinals taking two of three in August 2014.

Coming off a series win against the division foe Chicago Cubs, the Cardinals continue to collectively swing a hot bat. In the month of May, the Cardinals have the third highest on-base percentage in the National League at .363, behind only the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets in that span. First baseman Matt Carpenter has boosted the team in this regard, as Carpenter has recorded a .464 OBP this month.

The Red Sox have been just as good at the plate, however, ranking third in the American League in runs scored over the course of the month. …

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