Pittsburgh Pirates VS St Louis Cardinals

MLB Baseball 01:05 PM ET

Monday

05/02/2021

SportsNet PIT

Spread: St. Louis Cardinals -145

Over/Under: 8

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The St. Louis Cardinals (15-12) will collide with the Pittsburgh Pirates (12-14) in the finale of the NL Central Division three-game series at the PNC Park Stadium in Pittsburgh on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at 1:05 PM ET. St. Louis will be playing the third and final match of a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. The Cardinals snatched a four-run victory in the opener on Friday then earned a huge seven runs lead to win Game 2 on Saturday. Starter Jack Flaherty posted six hits and three earned in 6.0 innings pitched. First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt recorded 4 runs scored on three hits with an RBI while 3rd Baseman Nolan Arenado added 2 runs scored on three hits with 3 RBIs in the win. Starter Jack Flaherty led the pitching staff with 6 hits, three earned runs, two walks, and 9 strikeouts in 6.0 innings pitched in victory.

Right-hander Carlos Martinez will be climbing up the hill to start the final game of a series against the Pirates on Sunday. In his five starts to date, righty Martinez pitched for 28.1 innings with a 4.76 ERA, 16 runs (15 earned), 23 hits, and 17 strikeouts while allowing two home runs and granting seven walks. The Cardinals are 1-5 in its last six outings in Game 3 of a series and 7-3 in its last 10 as a road favorite. The UNDER is 4-0-1 in St. Louis’ last five contests in Game 3 of a series and 21-10-3 in its last 34 matches on a Sunday.

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St Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 5/2/2021

On the part of the Pirates, the team didn’t have much going at the plate with just three runs scored on four hits on Friday. Pittsburgh’s offense got better in Saturday’s match but the Cardinals were just unstoppable in getting more runs in the victory. First Baseman Colin Moran made three hits with two RBIs and a run for the Pirates. Center Fielder Bryan Reynolds added two hits with two runs and an RBI. Pitcher Trevor Cahill recorded 7 hits, 5 earned runs, 3 bases on balls, and 5 strikeouts in pitching for 5.1 innings.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be appointing the right-handed pitcher Wil Crowe to take the starting role against the Cardinals on Sunday. In his two appearances with one start this season, righty Crowe tossed for 4.2 innings and posted two earned runs, five hits, four walks, and five strikeouts. In his five matches during the Spring Training, the right-hander thrower recorded a 0.77 ERA in 11.2 innings pitched. Pittsburgh is 5-0 in its last five in Game 3 of a series and 25-61 in its last 86 versus a team with a winning record. The UNDER is 10-3-2 in the Pirates’ last 15 outings on a Sunday and the OVER is 6-2-1 in its last eight at home.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this game is St. Louis -145. The Cardinals dominated the Pirates as the team won 32 of their last 45 overall encounters. Pittsburgh had issues on the bump as the Pirates recorded a 4.42 team ERA (22nd in MLB) with a team batting average of just 0.227 (29th in the majors). Final score prediction, the St. Louis Cardinals will win at 7-3.

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MLB Starting Time: 1:05 PM ET

Location: PNC Park Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA

Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021

TV: BALLY, SportsNet PIT

MLB Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -145

MLB Totals: 8

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