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Kansas City Royals (16-31, fifth in the AL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (24-23, fourth in the AL Central)

St. Louis; Wednesday, 1:15 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Brad Keller (2-5, 4.66 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 42 strikeouts) Cardinals: Michael Wacha (3-1, 4.93 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, 39 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals will square off in a doubleheader Wednesday.

The Cardinals are 14-9 on their home turf. The St. Louis offense has compiled a .261 batting average as a team this season, good for fourth in the National League. Jose Martinez leads the team with an average of .333.

The Royals are 6-16 on the road. The Kansas City pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 5.19. Brad Keller leads the team with a 4.66 earned run average.

TOP PERFORMERS: Marcell Ozuna leads the Cardinals with 13 home runs and is batting .238. Yadier Molina is 9-for-37 with three doubles, a home run and five RBIs over the last 10 games for St. Louis.

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Jorge Soler leads the Royals with 10 home runs home runs and is slugging .486. Alex Gordon is 10-for-31 with four doubles, two home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Kansas City.

LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 2-8, .246 batting average, 5.44 ERA, outscored by 13 runs

Royals: 3-7, .233 batting average, 6.00 ERA, outscored by 33 runs

Cardinals Injuries: Mike Mayers: 10-day IL (shoulder), Brett Cecil: 60-day IL (wrist/forearm).

Royals Injuries: Trevor Oaks: 60-day IL (hip), Jesse Hahn: 60-day IL (elbow), Brian Flynn: 10-day IL (elbow), Lucas Duda: 10-day IL (lumbar strain), Salvador Perez: 60-day IL (elbow).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.

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