Reliever Keynan Middleton was credited with the win after throwing one inning, and Kendall Graveman picked up his seventh save with a scoreless ninth.
Jake Burger went 2 for 2 with a home run and a double in the win. He scored two runs and drove in three. Zach Remillard added a double and three RBIs. Nolan Arenado was 2 for 5 with two home runs and four RBIs for the Cardinals.
ON THE MOUND
Miles Mikolas (4-5, 4.51 ERA) is set to start for St. Louis. The RHP allowed four runs over 6.1 innings in his last start, a 5-4 road defeat against the Marlins on Monday. He yielded four hits while striking out two and walking two in the no-decision.
Right-hander Touki Toussaint (0-1, 3.95 ERA) will toe the rubber for Chicago. It’s his first appearance of the season against the Cardinals. In his last start on Sunday, Toussaint took a no-decision on the road against the Athletics. He threw 3.2 innings and gave up two runs on three hits, striking out five and walking four in the 8-7 win.
AT THE PLATE
Over the last five games, St. Louis has averaged 5.0 runs a game, a small gain compared to their season average of 4.6. Against righties like Toussaint this season, the Cards have a .762 OPS.
Arenado is the team’s biggest slugger against right-handers with a .523 slugging percentage in 249 at-bats. Chicago is averaging 5.0 runs per game in the last five, up slightly from 4.2 for the season.
The Sox have a .680 OPS against right-handers in 2023, fourth lowest in the league. With a .859 OPS over 259 at-bats, Luis Robert Jr. has been their best hitter against right-handers.
HOME AND AWAY
St. Louis is 19-27 on the road in 2023, scoring 4.2 runs per game while allowing 4.7 runs. Chicago has gone 21-23 at home this season, averaging 4.1 runs per game while surrendering 5.0.
The teams have split their last 10 games head-to-head at Guaranteed Rate Field, though St. Louis has the scoring advantage with an average final margin of 4.5-4.0.
The Cardinals are fifth in the NL Central, 12 games behind the division-leading Reds. The White Sox are fourth in the AL Central, seven games behind the Twins.
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Chicago White Sox (+110)
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