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The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals meet Tuesday in MLB action at Busch Stadium. The Miami Marlins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.
The Miami Marlins have scored 6 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 straight games. The Marlins have lost 7 of their last 9 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Garrett Cooper leads the Marlins with 73 hits and 35 RBI, while Jesus Aguilar and Jazz Chisholm Jr. have combined for 116 hits and 76 RBI. Braxton Garrett gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 4.08 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. This will be Garrett’s second career game against the Cardinals.
The St. Louis Cardinals have scored 19 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 9 of their last 11 games. The Cardinals have split their last 10 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 95 hits and 64 RBI, while Tommy Edman and Nolan Arenado have combined for 155 hits and 80 RBI. Dakota Hudson gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 3.72 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Hudson is 1-0 with a 0.93 ERA and 6 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 27-63 in their last 90 road games and 27-58 in their last 85 Tuesday games. The Cardinals are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 9-4 in their last 13 home games. The over is 5-2 in Marlins last 7 Tuesday games. The under is 4-1 in Cardinals last 5 Tuesday games. The Marlins are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in St. Louis and 1-8 in the last 9 meetings.
Braxton Garrett has allowed 25 hits and 8 earned runs in 17.2 innings this season, while Dakota Hudson has given up 26 hits and 15 runs in his last 30.1 innings. This feels like a spot where the Miami Marlins offense can break out of their slump, and the Cards’ offense has already been on a heater. The total is more than reasonable. Give me the over in this spot.