8* Monday MLB STL/CIN
Cincinnati vs. St. Louis,
04/29/2013 20:15 EDT,
Score: 2 - 1
Money Line: -130 St. Louis
St. Louis -130
The St. Louis Cardinals host the Cincinnati Reds in game one of a three-game set on Monday. St. Louis is coming off a 9-0 loss to Pittsburgh, while Cincinnati beat Washington 5-2 on Sunday.
St. Louis took two of three games from the Reds in the first series between these teams this season.
Mat Latos started the first of those three games for the Reds and allowed only one earned run over six innings, but allowed three unearned runs in the process.
Latos had an ERA of 7.84 versus St. Louis last season.
The Cardinals will counter with Adam Wainwright. Wainwright has been among the best pitchers in baseball through the first month of the season.
Wainwright has won each of his last four starts and has a 1.93 ERA on the season.
Wainwright has done a fine job of keeping opposing hitters off the bases, posting a WHIP of 0.99 while allowing opponents to hit .255 against him and walking only one batter in 37 1/3 innings.
The Cardinals are 9-2 in Wainwright’s last 11 starts at home, while the Reds are just 2-8 on the road this season.
The Cardinals are 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these teams. Take St. Louis.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
8* Play on St. Louis Cardinals -130