The St. Louis Cardinals started the season with a bang and jumped out to an impressive 20-11 record, but since May 9 they have won just five of 15 games. On Friday night they fell to the Philadelphia Phillies in 10 innings by a score of 5-3, so now it's up to Jaime Garcia (3-2, 3.55 ERA) to stop the current losing streak at two games. Meanwhile, the Phillies will send Kyle Kendrick (0-4, 5.23 ERA) to the mound as they hope to claim a series victory by snatching the first three games before the finale of the four-game set on Sunday afternoon.
The Cardinals have dropped out of first-place in the NL Central -- the Cincinnati Reds are 0.5 games up -- but they still have the top run differential of any team in the National League at +62 runs.
Game Date & Time: Saturday, May 26, 6:15 p.m. CT
Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
TV: FOX (click here for regional coverage map)
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