The New York Yankees will host St. Louis in an exciting three-game series at Yankee Stadium this weekend. The Cardinals were nearly swept against Washington this week, but they were able to salvage the final game in the series. The Yankees swept Tampa Bay and are coming in with a four-game winning streak. St. Louis is hoping for a big rebound as they're just 3-6 on the young season and will need to perform a lot better to keep up with the Chicago Cubs. First pitch is set for 7:05 PM Eastern time and the contest can be seen on MLB Network, FSN Midwest, and YES Network.

Cardinals (3-6 overall, 1-2 away)

St. Louis was able to take down Washington 6-1 in the series finale. Right fielder Stephen Piscotty (.273 avg) had his first home run and recorded five RBIs in the contest. First baseman Matt Carpenter (.192 avg) was able to get the other RBI. The batting order was able to overcome getting eight total hits compared to 14 total strikeouts.

Right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha (1-0, 1.50 ERA) will get the start for the Cardinals. In his first start this season, he punched out six batters and gave up just one earned run on three hits. He had a comfortable 83 pitches in six innings. St. Louis defeated Cincinnati 10-4 in that contest.

Yankees (5-4 overall, 3-0 home)

New York was able to slide past Tampa Bay 3-2 in the series finale.

Left-fielder Aaron Hicks (.312 avg) had all three RBIs on two home runs. The first four players in the batting order all were patient enough to pick up a walk, and they had a near-even ratio of five total walks to seven strikeouts. Catcher Austin Romine (.250 avg) was the only other player to register multiple hits for the Yankees.

Righty Masahiro Tanaka (0-1, 11.74 ERA) will be on the mound for New York. He had a no decision against Baltimore last time out, giving up three earned runs on six hits in five innings pitched. He had a modest ratio of five strikeouts to four walks, but the team ended up losing to Baltimore 5-4.

Betting on Cardinals and Yankees

New York is a huge -136 favorite on the moneyline in this contest. St. Louis sits at +126. The total runs listed is at 8. The Cardinals are 4-1 in their last 5 interleague road games, but are just 2-6 in their last eight games overall. The Yankees are 37-14 in their last 51 games against NL Central opponents, but are 0-4 in their last four games on Friday. Picking the under was successful in five of the last seven meetings of this matchup.

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