With their recent struggles, the Astros will look to win this game to get back into playoff contention and get closer to making their championship push. Meanwhile, the Cardinals look set to end this season on an encouraging note. This will be game 2 of their three-game interleague series. The match will take place on Wednesday June 28th at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
Tuesday night’s game saw the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Houston Astros 4-2 thanks to Jordan Montgomery’s 2nd consecutive victory as he pitched a six-hit ball through the 7th inning. After dividing a pair of matches versus the Chicago Cubs across the past weekend in London, St. Louis returned to action on Monday with a home run from Paul DeJong. With 2 hits, Nolan Arenado scored an RBI double. Houston’s record over its previous 21 games fell to 7-14 after a home run from Martin Maldonado. In 6 innings, Framber Valdez was tagged with 4 runs and 8 hits.
In the NL Central, the St. Louis Cardinals moved from the top floor to the basement in the course of a single campaign. The Cardinals won the division last season after exploding into life in the course of the second half. The Cardinals have had a terrible season thus far and are currently in the bottom spot of the NL Central. The positive news for the Arizona Cardinals is the fact that nobody else has yet been able to run off with the division, and with just over half of the campaign remaining, the squad is still in close proximity of the division lead.
Over the course of the last ten years, the Houston Astros have dominated the AL West Division, but this year the squad has had trouble keeping up. With a 6-5 victory on Sunday evening, the Astros avoided being swept by the Dodgers in Los Angeles over this past weekend. With the victory, the Astros increased their AL West deficit to 5 games over the leading Texas Rangers.
Cristian Javier (7-1, 3.25) of the Astros and Miles Mikolas (4-5, 4.23) of the Cardinals are scheduled for the Wednesday pitching duel.
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Houston Astros vs St. Louis Cardinals Game Information
- Date: 06/28/2023
- Time: 07:45 PM ET
- Location: Busch Stadium.
- How to Watch: Astros vs Cardinals MLB.TV
- Live Stream: MLB.TV