St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Date and Time: Saturday, September 11,2021 8:15 am Venue: Busch Stadium Prediction: Cincinnati Reds Bookmaker: 1xbet
The St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds find themselves in the thick of the NL wild-card, and the Central Division rivals will go toe to toe in Cincinnati on Saturday to try to improve their postseason prospects.
Luis Castillo gets the start for the Reds. His league-leading 13 losses do not show how he has pitched recently, as he has allowed three runs or fewer in 15 of his 16.
The Cardinals counter with Jon Lester, who in five starts since getting traded from the Washington Nationals has been far from effective. Dating back to his time with the Nationals, he has allowed at least three runs in seven of his past 10 starts.
The Reds have hit their best in Cincinnati this season, ranking third in MLB in both total runs and home runs at home with 1.6 home runs and 5.5 runs per game compared to 1.2 home runs and 4.5 runs per game away from home.
The Reds having allowed four runs or fewer in seven of their past nine games and will continue to control the second wild-card spot in the National League with a win on Saturday.