BOTTOM LINE: Salvador Perez and the Royals will take on the Cardinals Friday.
The Cardinals are 30-24 on their home turf. St. Louis has hit 117 home runs as a team this season. Nolan Arenado leads them with 21, averaging one every 19.1 at-bats.
The Royals are 19-35 on the road. Kansas City hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .301 this season, led by Nicky Lopez with a mark of .353.
TOP PERFORMERS: Arenado leads the Cardinals with 66 RBIs and is batting .264.
Salvador Perez leads the Royals with 45 extra base hits and 68 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 4-6, .250 batting average, 5.22 ERA, outscored by 12 runs
Royals: 5-5, .206 batting average, 3.62 ERA, outscored by two runs
INJURIES: Cardinals: Daniel Ponce de Leon: (shoulder), Miles Mikolas: (forearm), Carlos Martinez: (thumb), Dakota Hudson: (elbow), Jordan Hicks: (elbow), Jack Flaherty: (oblique), Max Moroff: (shoulder).