4 Keys for the Cardinals Taking the Weekend Series vs. the Pirates

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4 Keys for the Cardinals Taking the Weekend Series vs. the Pirates
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With a new season underway, the St. Louis Cardinals are back on the field and working their way toward another solid year of baseball.

The season’s first series is now in the rear-view mirror, and it’s time to start looking forward. As the team goes into this weekend’s games, there are several keys to coming out on top.

While the Cardinals offense has struggled early, there’s little reason for concern. They still have the talent, they just need to find their groove.

St. Louis will head to Pittsburgh for three games, with the Pirates returning home with a 2-1 record after beginning their season against the Chicago Cubs.

The Pirates may not be as strong as they were in 2013, but they’re no pushover. The Cardinals need to take these early division games very seriously.

In September, it could be these early games that decide the division.

Following are a handful of key steps that need to happen for the Cardinals to take their first weekend series of the season.

 

All stats are from Baseball-Reference, unless otherwise noted.

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