The St. Louis Cardinals pitching staff held the San Francisco Giants offense to just four runs combined over the first two games of the four-game series, but on Wednesday night the Giants exploded for 15 runs in a blowout win over St. Louis. On Thursday, the Cardinals will try to earn a series split when Adam Wainwright (9-10, 4.03 ERA) takes the mound opposite San Francisco starter Madison Bumgarner (12-6, 3.03 ERA).
St. Louis is currently 4-2 on their seven-game homestand, so a win over the Giants on Thursday would mark off a successful stretch at Busch Stadiu,
Game Date & Time: Thursday, Aug. 9, 12:10 p.m. CT
TV: FOX Sports Midwest
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