Series Preview 5/13-15: Cardinals @ Dodgers

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Fresh off a series sweep of the Angels, the Cardinals will visit Dodger Stadium to play three games with the Dodgers, who split a four-game set with the Mets over the week.

 

Ross Stripling will go for the home team in the first game of the series. Stripling held a very powerful offense at bay in his most recent start, limiting the Blue Jays to one run on one hit through six innings. Michael Wacha will start for the Cardinals. Wacha made his last start against the Pirates and was roughed up a bit; the Pirates put up four runs through six innings.

 

The Dodgers will send Scott Kazmir to the mound to start the second game of the series. Kazmir faced the Mets his last time out, and he lasted 5 2/3 innings. New York capitalized on four walks and six hits to tag Kazmir for three runs. Carlos Martinez will get the start for the Cardinals. Martinez exited his last outing on May 6 in the third inning with fatigue that is linked to a sickness he suffered through about a week prior.

 

Alex Wood will toe the rubber in the series finale for Los Angeles. Wood took on the Mets in his most recent outing and held them in check through 6 1/3, surrendering one run on four hits and a walk while whiffing nine batters. Opposing Wood will be Mike Leake. Leake recorded his first victory as a Cardinal in his last start by pitching eight innings of one-run ball against the Angels in Anaheim.

 

Who’s hot?

 

STL: Matt Carpenter, third baseman. Carpenter has six hits in his last fourteen at-bats with three homers and six RBIs.

 

LAD: Corey Seager, shortstop. In his previous twelve at-bats, Seager has recorded five hits, including his third home run of the year.

 

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