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Cardinals Vs. Pirates: St. Louis Trying To Remain In Wild Card Race With Pittsburgh

The St. Louis Cardinals continue their key weekend series with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday afternoon at Busch Stadium.

With the Pirates and Atlanta Braves tied atop the NL wild-card standings, the Cardinals are now two games behind in the race after losing their last two games, including a tight 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh in the series opener on Friday.

St. Louis will turn to RHP Lance Lynn (13-5, 3.65 ERA) to turn things around. The Cardinals are winless in Lynn's last three starts, though he was tagged for just one decision in those games. In his last outing against Pittsburgh on June 30, Lynn took the loss after giving up six runs in five innings.

Pittsburgh will counter with LHP Erik Bedard (7-12, 4.56 ERA) on the mound. Bedard has won two consecutive starts

The game is set for 3:05 p.m. CT start, with coverage on Fox Sports Midwest and KMOX.

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