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4 Keys for the St. Louis Cardinals Taking Home Series vs. Cincinnati Reds
Gene J.Puskar

The St. Louis Cardinals have survived a disappointing start to the 2014 season.  They now return home to Busch Stadium to take on the Cincinnati Reds for a three-game series.  The division rivals will square off for the second time already this season.

 

Pitching Matchups

Game 1: Tony Cingrani (CIN) vs Michael Wacha (STL)

Game 2: Homer Bailey (CIN) vs Lance Lynn (STL)

Game 3: Mike Leake (CIN) vs Shelby Miller (STL)

The first two games feature starters that faced off just last week.  Leake and Miller, however, will both look to rebound from rough outings against New York and Pittsburgh, respectively.

The Cardinals will look to take charge against Cincinnati to wipe away the disappointment of their recent trip to Pittsburgh, where they dropped two of the three games to the division rival Pirates.  If they are to find success during the opening homestand, there will be a few things they need to accomplish.

 

All statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference unless otherwise specified and are current as of April 6

 

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