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The Cardinals and Cubs are set for an NL Central clash on “Sunday Night Baseball” live from Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Chicago took the opening two games of this series, while St. Louis took Saturday’s game. The Cubs won 4-3 in 11 innings on Thursday and followed it up with a dominant 13-2 victory Friday.
The Cardinals won Saturday’s game 8-4. Brandon Moss launched his 20th homer of the season in the win, while Jedd Gyorko hit his 17th and Randall Grichuk hit his 14th.
Addison Russell (14) went deep for the Cubs in the loss.
Mike Leake (8-9, 4.79 ERA) toes the rubber for the Cardinals on Sunday, while the Cubs counter with John Lackey (9-7, 3.56).
Lackey faces a Cardinals lineup that has been laced by Matt Carpenter, who is batting .293 with 15 homers and 56 RBIs. Carpenter ranks second in the NL with a .965 OPS and third with a .410 on-base percentage.
The Cubs counter with a lineup that is paced by Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant.
Rizzo ranks first in the NL in doubles (34, tied), third in OPS (.958), fourth in slugging percentage (.563, tied) and RBIs (82) and fifth in on-base percentage (.395) entering Sunday.
Bryant leads the NL with 88 runs, ranks second with 28 homers and is fifth in the league with 236 total bases.
The Cubs (73-42) enter Sunday with the best record in the majors and own a 13-game lead over the Cardinals (61-56) in the NL Central.
The Cardinals are up on the Marlins (60-56) by a half-game for the second NL Wild Card spot.
Live Stream & Details
Matchup: Cardinals (61-56) at Cubs (73-42)
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Ill.
Radio: St. Louis (KMOX 1120); Chicago (WGN 720)
Watch Online: This game can be live streamed for free here.
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