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Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri  Attendance: 46,940

Cardinals face Yankees, continue 'fun little run'

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According to STATS

New York Yankees at St. Louis Cardinals

  1. These teams have not met since 2017 and haven't met in St. Louis since 2014. These two teams met in the 1926, 1928, 1942, 1943, and 1964 World Series (the Cardinals won three of the series).
  2. The Yankees lost two out of three to the Mariners, just the seventh series that New York has lost all season (23-7-5). They lost the last two games of the series and have lost three straight this season twice (May 22-23) and (July 9-12).
  3. Aaron Judge leads the majors with 43 home runs this season and five of them have happened against the National League. He is slugging .725 in 10 games against the senior circuit this season.
  4. The Cardinals are now tied for first in the National League Central, having won four straight and six of their last seven games overall. They have allowed three runs or fewer in all six of those victories.
  5. Paul Goldschmidt has seven home runs, 17 runs batted in and 11 runs scored over his last 13 games. He is a career .348 hitter (8-for-23) with two home runs in six career games against the Yankees.
  6. Nolan Arenado has three home runs in 10 career games against the Yankees and has a home run in three of his last five games. This season he has 10 home runs and 31 runs batted in and home and 11 home runs and 32 runs batted in on the road.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 8/5/2022 thru 8/7/2022

Winners of four games in a row and six of their past seven, the St. Louis Cardinals will try to continue their run when they open a three-game series against the visiting New York Yankees on Friday night.

"It's a long year, right? There's ups and downs for sure," Cardinals outfielder Tyler O'Neill told Bally Sports Midwest after his team completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. "But we have our best baseball in front of us. So we're just waiting for us all to click at the same time. It's going to be fun."

The Cardinals have climbed into a first-place tie with the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central.

"Look at anybody on the club right now -- there's a really good feeling going around," Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said. "The guys are determined. It'll be a fun little run."

In the series opener, Cardinals right-hander Dakota Hudson (6-6, 4.10 ERA) will try to reverse his recent struggles while trying to come back from Tommy John surgery.

Hudson lasted just 4 1/3 innings in his last start on July 30. He allowed two runs on four hits and two walks in a game the Cardinals lost 7-6 to the Nationals in Washington D.C.

After posting a 2.75 ERA in four April outings, Hudson saw his ERA soar to 3.60 for May, 4.58 for June and 5.14 for July while he struggled with his command.

"I feel like this whole season has been experimental to this point," Hudson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Messing with my arm slot up and down. Messing with my pitch shape and development. So it's been a lot of finding my way back to how I replicate my pitches.

"But I expect myself to be back, if not better than I was previously. It's something that I'm working to get better. That's how I have to view it, to make sure I'm getting after it every day."

The Yankees have the second-most victories in the majors this season with 70, but they have lost three of their last four games and are just 6-8 since the All-Star break.

They fell to the Seattle Mariners 7-3 on Wednesday after starting pitcher Gerrit Cole allowed six runs in the first inning.

"We've got to find a way to -- when you're going through a little struggle -- limit some damage," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. "That's hurt us from time to time here of late in some of our starts, where those crooked numbers are getting us."

The Yankees will turn to left-hander Nestor Cortes (9-3, 2.53 ERA) on Friday, trying to get their starting pitching back on track. He has allowed just three runs in his last 19 innings covering four appearances, including three starts.

Cortes won his last start against Kansas City 8-2 while allowing the two runs on five hits and two walks on July 30.

"Had a little bit of traffic throughout the game that he was able to navigate, but overall, I thought he threw the ball well," Boone said.

--Field Level Media

Updated August 5, 2022

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