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St Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/12/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The St. Louis Cardinals (57-56) will battle the Pittsburgh Pirates (41-73) in the series finale of a three-game challenge at PNC Park Stadium in Pittsburgh on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 12:35 PM ET. St. Louis will try to finish this series by a sweep after winning the first two installments versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cardinals defeated the Pirates at 4-1 in the series opener on Tuesday and continued to dominate the series with a 4-0 shutout triumph on Wednesday. St. Louis limited the offense of Pittsburgh with only two hits and zero earned while scoring four runs in hitting nine shots in the victory. Starter Adam Wainwright finished 9.0 scoreless innings with just two hits allowed but struck out seven hitters of the Pirates to earn the win for the Cardinals. Shortstop Paul DeJong led the charge with one run on two base hits while driving two RBIs in the winning effort.

 

Left-handed Pitcher Wade LeBlanc will be heading to the pitcher’s mound for his 9th start for St. Louis against the Pirates in the finale of the series on Thursday. The 37-year-old righty starter is 0-2 with a 4.02 ERA and 28 strikeouts in the majors this season. In his career facing the Pittsburgh squad, LeBlanc is 2-1 with a 4.15 ERA and struck out 18 hitters of the Pirates.

 

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Over the camp of Pittsburgh, the Pirates need a victory here to bounce back and prevent a series sweep after losing the first two outings of a series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Pittsburgh scored just one run in the 4th inning while hitting one shot in a 1-4 loss in Game 1 after suffering a stressful 0-4 shutout loss in the second installment on Wednesday. Starting Pitcher Wil Crowe went 4.2 innings while giving away one earned run on four base hits with three bases on balls while striking out four St. Louis batters in the loss. The bullpen combined for three earned runs on five hits with three walks granted and struck out two hitters of the Pirates. First Baseman Colin Moran drove three hits in the losing effort.

 

Pittsburgh will give the ball to left-hander J.T. Brubaker to start the final installment of a series versus the Cardinals on Thursday. In his MLB stint this year, the 27-year-old southpaw thrower is 4-11 with a 4.95 ERA and a total of 108 strikeouts. In his career start against St. Louis, Brubaker is 0-3 with a 5.30 ERA while striking out 17 batters of the Cardinals on the year.

 

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this game is St. Louis -124. After 113 contests played, the Cardinals ranked 23rd in OPS and 26th in runs scored while the Pirates ranked 29th in OPS and 30th in runs scored this season. Though St. Louis will be missing Starting Pitcher Jack Flaherty in this match due to an injured oblique, the Cardinals are still the better team here after winning four outings in their last five. Pittsburgh struggled after losing seven games in a row with only one victory in their last ten overall. The predicted score, St. Louis Cardinals will win at 6-4.

 

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St Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/12/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 12:35 PM ET

 

Location: PNC Park Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA

 

Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021

 

TV: BSMW, MLBN

 

MLB Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -124

 

MLB Totals: 9.5

 

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