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MLB BASEBALL

Texas Rangers vs. St. Louis Cardinals

The fans at Busch Stadium will be treated to a interleague game between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals when they take their seats on Friday.

The Rangers will trot Derek Holland out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Holland has a 5-4 record and a 3.30 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Cardinals will be Tyler Lyons. The lefthander has a 4.65 ERA to go along with a 2-3 record this season.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Athletics at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -103 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 6-1 winner as they battled the Cubs at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -171 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Texas has won 2 straight games.
St. Louis has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Texas: 41-32 SU
St. Louis: 47-26 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas's last 11 games
Texas is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Texas is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
St. Louis home to Texas, Saturday, June 22