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MLB BASEBALL

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

A winning streak will be on the line for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday when they battle the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park.

Righthander Joe Kelly will take the mound for the Cardinals to start this game. Kelly is 9-3 this season with a 2.28 ERA.

It'll be Francisco Liriano toeing the rubber for the Pirates in this contest. Lefthander Liriano is 17-8 with a 2.95 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 7-1 winner as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +112 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team records:
St. Louis: 97-65 SU
Pittsburgh: 94-68 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to St. Louis, Monday, October 7