The St. Louis Cardinals open a four-game series at home against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Cardinals host the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday to begin a four-game series. St. Louis has a 32-42 record in home games and a 66-83 record overall. The Cardinals have the seventh-ranked team batting average in the NL at .
Milwaukee has an 84-65 record overall and a 39-35 record on the road. The Brewers have gone 53-19 in games when they record at least eight hits. The matchup Monday is the seventh time these teams match up this season. The season series is tied 3-3.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nolan Arenado has 26 doubles, two triples and 26 home runs while hitting .273 for the Cardinals. Willson Contreras is 14-for-36 with a double and four home runs over the last 10 games. Carlos Santana has 29 doubles, 21 home runs and 76 RBI while hitting .235 for the Brewers. Mark Canha is 14-for-37 with two home runs over the past 10 games. headtopics.com
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 5-5, .220 batting average, 5.28 ERA, outscored by 10 runs Brewers: 7-3, .279 batting average, 1.70 ERA, outscored opponents by 31 runs
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