Rockies Vs. Cardinals Preview: St. Louis Welcomes Colorado To Busch Stadium

ST. LOUIS, MO - JUNE 30: Alex Presley #7 of the Pittsburgh Pirates scores a run against Tony Cruz #48 of the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on June 30, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

The Cardinals begin a series with the Rockies on Monday.

The St. Louis Cardinals lost two of three to the Pirates over the weekend, so they were not able to gain any ground in the NL Central; they'll look to bounce back when they open a series against the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.

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The Rockies' pitching staff has been a disaster this season, but they haven't had any trouble scoring runs -- playing at Coors Field hasn't hurt in that department. The Rockies rank first in the NL in runs, home runs, slugging percentage and OPS.

Kyle Lohse (7-2, 2.82 ERA) is set to start for St. Louis, while Colorado is going with Josh Outman (0-3, 9.32).

Game 1 Date & Time: Monday, June 2, 7:15 p.m. CT

TV: Fox Sports Midwest

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more in-depth coverage of this series, check out Cardinals blog Viva El Birdos and Rockies blog Purple Row. News and notes from around Major League Baseball can be found at Baseball Nation.

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