Cardinals Vs. Cubs Preview: St. Louis Travels To Chicago For 3-Game Series

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 22: Skip Schumaker #55 of the St Louis Cardinals slides into home plate as he scores against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 9th inning during the game on April 22, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The Cardinals are off to Chicago to face the rival Cubs.

After Sunday's win over the Pirates, St. Louis still hasn't lost a series in 2012; with solid pitching from the starting rotation -- outside of Adam Wainwright -- and an offense that has produced plenty of runs even without Albert Pujols, the Cardinals also have the best run differential in the National League.

Related: Cardinals Vs. Pirates Final Score: St. Louis Wins 5-1, Avoids First Series Defeat

The rival Chicago Cubs, meanwhile, are off to a 4-12 start to the season and they're already seven games behind St. Louis in the Central. The Cardinals will look to extend that lead when they begin a three-game series with the Cubs on Monday night.

Here's a glance at the series schedule:

Game 1: Monday, April 23, 7:05 p.m. CT (Fox Sports Midwest)
Game 2: Tuesday, April 24, 7:05 p.m. CT (Fox Sports Midwest)
Game 3: Wednesday, April 25, 1:20 p.m. CT (Fox Sports Midwest)

Jaime Garcia (2-0, 3.06 ERA) is set to start Monday's game for St. Louis, while Matt Garza (1-1, 3.66) will be on the hill for Chicago.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit Cardinals blog Viva El Birdos and Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue. News and notes from around Major League Baseball can be found on Baseball Nation.

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