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The Cardinals are looking to push their winning streak over 10 games They will be up against the Chicago Cubs

St. Louis Cardinals look to highlight their lead in the National League Central with a win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night. PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Jordan Montgomery (6-3, 3.29 ERA, 1.07



NL Central leading St. Louis Cardinals (69-51) take on the second-place Chicago Cubs (65-52). (52-68, third in the NL Central)

The time is Monday night in Chicago, 8:05. EDT PROBABLE ANGLES: Jordan Montgomery (6-3, 3.29 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 114 K’s) of the Cardinals; Drew Smyly (3-2, 2.75 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 93 K’s) of the Cubs (5-6, 3.67 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 65 strikeouts)

Over/under is set at 8 runs, and the line favors the Cardinals (-169) over the Cubs (+144) at Fanduel Sportsbook.

In short, a win for the St. Louis Cardinals over the Chicago Cubs would extend their current winning streak to seven games.

Chicago is 52-68 on the season as a whole and 26-35 at home. The Cubs’.316 team OBP places them seventh in the National League.

The Rams have a 69-51 record overall and a 29-30 mark on the road. At least eight hits has resulted in a Cardinals win in 53 of their last 18 games.

In Monday’s game, the two teams will play each other for the twelfth time this year. Overall, the Cardinals have a slight edge in this series, with a 7-4 advantage.

STAR ACTORS: As a member of the Cubs, Ian Happ is batting.279 with 31 doubles, 2 triples, 13 home runs, and 56 RBI. Over the past 10 games, Franmil Reyes is 12-for-37 (.408) with three doubles, two triples, and two home runs.

The Cardinals’ Paul Goldschmidt has slugged 31 home runs and hit 34 doubles. Over the course of the last 10 games, Nolan Arenado is 11-for-43 (.356/.580/.860) with five doubles and two home runs.

Recent Ten Games: Cubs went 7-3 with a.239 batting average, a 3.33 earned run average, and a 6-1 run differential.

Cards went 8-2, hit.307 with a 2.90 ERA and scored 35 more runs than their opponents.

INJURIES: Day-to-day status updates for Patrick Wisdom (finger) and Marcus Stroman (shoulder) of the Cubs (leg), 15-Day IL for Keegan Thompson (back), Illness Leave for Michael Hermosillo: 60 Days (quadricep), Kyle Hendricks is out for 15 days with a shoulder injury, and Alec Mills is out for the same amount of time (back), Ten days on the disabled list for Jason Heyward (knee), fifteen for Wade Miley (shoulder), and sixty for Manuel Rodriguez (back) (elbow), The following players have been placed on the 60-day injured list: Ethan Roberts (shoulder), Adbert Alzolay (shoulder), Codi Heuer (elbow), and Brad Wieck (shoulder) (elbow)

Drew VerHagen (hip), Steven Matz (knee), Jack Flaherty (shoulder), and Alex Reyes (shoulder) are all on the 60-day disabled list for the Cardinals.