Brewers visit Cards for critical series

(AP Photo/Gary Landers)

The National League Central race intensifies when the St. Louis Cardinals host the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night in the opener of a three-game series at Busch Stadium.

The Brewers (two games back), Cardinals and Chicago Cubs (tied for first) are bunched within two games of each other atop the division standings. The Brewers and Cardinals play each other nine times before season's end, with six in St. Louis.

The Cardinals have won seven of their last nine games, while the Brewers have lost four of their last six. In their last two games, Milwaukee pitchers allowed 30 runs in 22 innings.


AL Runs Scored
Rank Name R
1 M. Betts, Bos115
2 R. Devers, Bos103
3 M. Trout, LAA99
4 X. Bogaerts, Bos95
5 A. Bregman, Hou93
6 M. Semien, Oak90
7 C. Santana, Cle89
8 D. LeMahieu, NYY87
9 M. Kepler, Min84
10 W. Merrifield, KC83
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NL Runs Scored
Rank Name R
1 R. Acuña Jr., Atl104
2 C. Bellinger, LAD98
3 F. Freeman, Atl96
4 C. Blackmon, Col93
5 T. Story, Col90
6 K. Bryant, ChC89
7 A. Rendon, Was88
8 C. Yelich, Mil87
9t J. Bell, Pit84
9t S. Marte, Pit84
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