BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis and Philadelphia will play on Thursday.
The Cardinals are 6-6 on their home turf. St. Louis has hit 30 home runs this season, seventh in the MLB. Paul DeJong leads them with five, averaging one every 16.2 at-bats.
The Phillies are 4-8 in road games. Philadelphia is slugging .381 as a unit. Bryce Harper leads the team with a slugging percentage of .615.
The Phillies won the last meeting 5-3. Brandon Kintzler earned his first victory and Brad Miller went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for Philadelphia. Genesis Cabrera took his first loss for St. Louis.
TOP PERFORMERS: DeJong leads the Cardinals with five home runs and is slugging .358.
Rhys Hoskins leads the Phillies with eight home runs and has 14 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 5-5, .217 batting average, 2.28 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs