St.Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Live Stream & TV Channel MLB 2018 Full HD
The Cardinals have won nine of 16 meetings with the Cubs this season, including three of seven in Wrigley Field, where they won just one of nine games last year.
Adam Wainwright, who is to start Friday, is 11-2 in Wrigley Field for his career.
The last time the Cardinals were in Chicago in late July, Matt Carpenter went off the charts, going 11 for 21 in a five-game series, hitting six homers (three in one game) and driving in 10 runs. Cubs manager Joe Maddon positioned four players deep in the outfield for some of Carpenter’s at-bats.
Cubs ace Jon Lester, who pitched on Thursday, will not pitch in the series but recent acquisition Cole Hamels is slated for Saturday.
Hamels, the former Philadelphia and Texas lefthander, is 4-4 with a 2.79 earned run average against the Cardinals. He is 4-2 with a 1.69 ERA in Wrigley Field.
The Cubs will be without closer Brandon Morrow for this series and the playoffs because of a bone bruise in his right elbow.
His replacement, Pedro Strop, is sidelined with a hamstring injury that occurred while he was running to first base after a rare at-bat. Former Cardinal (briefly) Steve Cishek is one of the Cubs’ late-inning options.
The Cubs have qualified for the postseason for the fourth consecutive year, a first in their history. … The Cardinals are 44-34 on the road after finishing 43-38 at home.
They started their home season by getting two hits and one run in a loss to Arizona. They ended it by getting two hits and one run in a loss to Milwaukee.