Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Cubs

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Cubs

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SCOUTING REPORT - The Chicago Cubs have scored just 15 runs in their last eight games, yet won five of them, because of the uptick in their starting pitching. They scored three or fewer in all eight games.

Manager Joe Maddon moved slumping Anthony Rizzo (.149 through April) to the leadoff spot on Tuesday and he homered. Maddon hit Rizzo fourth Wednesday and he also homered. But the Cubs scored only one other run, total, in consecutive losses to Colorado.

This weekend series will be the first of three the Cubs play here this year. The next will be June 15-17 and the last on July 27-29. The Cardinals will have only one summer series in Chicago, a five-gamer from July 19-22, before finishing the season there with three games on Sept. …

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