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National League Preview from The Sports Network



Wednesday, August 14th (All times Eastern)

Pittsburgh Pirates (70-48) at St. Louis Cardinals (68-50), 8:15 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Pittsburgh - Francisco Liriano (12-5, 2.83) St. Louis - Shelby Miller (11-7, 2.89)

(Sports Network) - The St. Louis Cardinals can pull closer to the top of the NL Central when they resume a three-game series versus the division-rival Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium.

The Cardinals needed extra frames to trim Pittsburgh's NL Central lead to two games with Tuesday's 4-3 victory in 14 innings. Adron Chambers drove in Jon Jay with the game-winning run in the bottom of the 14th and delivered St. Louis its second straight win since a four-game slide.

Jay ended 4-for-6 with an RBI, Matt Carpenter had three hits and Allen Craig posted two hits, an RBI and a run scored for the Cardinals, who are 3-5 on a 10-game homestand and in the midst of playing 17 of 23 games at Busch.

"All the way down the line the guys did a terrific job," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "There were a lot of guys that did things right tonight."

Matt Holliday finished 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 10 games, but left in the 10th inning with a right ankle sprain. X-rays were negative and the slugger is day-to-day. Holliday has reached base safely in each of his 18 games since he came off the disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

Carpenter has an NL-leading 38 doubles, 30 of which have come while batting in the leadoff spot. Rogers Hornsby holds the Cardinals single-season record for doubles by a second baseman with 46 in 1922.

Jay has 20 hits in 12 August games.

Shelby Miller will take the mound for St. Louis Wednesday and he is 3-1 in his last four decisions. Miller did not factor in the outcome of a 13-4 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers last Wednesday and left early after being hit on his throwing arm by a line drive from the first batter in the game.

Miller is 11-7 with a 2.89 earned run average in 22 starts and has lost both of his outings against Pittsburgh. The right-hander never faced the Pirates in six appearances (1 start) last season.

The Pirates have lost four in a row since winning five straight. Jared Hughes was dealt the loss for surrendering Chambers' game-winning hit and starter Charlie Morton did his best in six innings of work, allowing two runs.

Andrew McCutchen and Jordy Mercer both homered for the Pirates. McCutchen has multi-hits in seven of his last 10 games and Andrew Lambo went 0-for-3 in his major league debut.

"There are some hard lessons learned from time to time," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "We let one probably get away."

With the loss, the Buccos are still 28-18 in the last 46 games.

Francisco Liriano gets the call for Hurdle's club Wednesday and had the worst start of his career in last Friday's 10-1 loss at Colorado. He lasted just 2 1/3 innings and was rocked for 10 runs and 12 hits. Liriano had won three straight and seven of eight starts, and is 12-5 with a 2.83 ERA in 17 trips to the mound this season.

The left-handed Liriano defeated the Cardinals on July 29 with seven innings of one-run ball in a 9-2 win and is 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA lifetime against them. Liriano is 6-3 with a 2.02 ERA in nine starts against the NL Central and his 12 wins are the most in his career since posting a career-best 14 with Minnesota back in 2010.

Liriano's 12 wins are also the most by a Pirates left-hander since Tom Gorzelanny went 14-10 back in 2007.

The Pirates have won seven of 11 contests against St. Louis this season and had a six-game winning streak in this series broken on Aug. 1.

08/14 10:42:12 ET

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2:30pm Friday
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6:35pm Saturday
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HOU 4
BAL 1
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KAN 1
NYY 5
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MIA 1
PIT 5
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WAS 2
CHC 3
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CWS 9
TOR 10
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COL 1
CIN 2
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PHI 4
NYM 5
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SEA 7
TAM 6
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TEX 4
CLE 3
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BOS 1
MIN 2
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SFG 6
MIL 3
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ARI 4
STL 6
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DET 1
OAK 0
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SDP 4
ANA 0
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ATL 0
LOS 8
12:10pm Today
TEX
CLE
 
12:35pm Today
COL
CIN
 
12:35pm Today
MIA
PIT
 
12:37pm Today
CWS
TOR
 
1:05pm Today
KAN
NYY
 
1:10pm Today
BOS
MIN
 
1:10pm Today
PHI
NYM
 
1:10pm Today
SEA
TAM
 
1:40pm Today
SFG
MIL
 
3:35pm Today
DET
OAK
 
4:35pm Today
HOU
BAL
 
8:05pm Tonight
WAS
CHC
 
8:15pm Tonight
ARI
STL
 
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
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10:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
 
1:05pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
4:35pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
8:05pm Thursday
BOS
TEX
 
10:05pm Thursday
DET
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10:05pm Thursday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Thursday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Thursday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Thursday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Friday
KAN
CHC
 
7:05pm Friday
COL
PHI
 
7:05pm Friday
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BAL
 
7:10pm Friday
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Friday
WAS
CIN
 
8:05pm Friday
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TEX
 
8:10pm Friday
ARI
MIL
 
8:10pm Friday
CWS
HOU
 
8:10pm Friday
TOR
MIN
 
8:15pm Friday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Friday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Friday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Friday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Friday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Friday
ATL
SFG
 
2:10pm Saturday
TOR
MIN
 
3:05pm Saturday
COL
PHI
 
4:05pm Saturday
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BAL
 
4:10pm Saturday
ARI
MIL
 
4:10pm Saturday
CWS
HOU
 
4:10pm Saturday
MIA
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4:10pm Saturday
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CIN
 
7:15pm Saturday
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TEX
 
7:15pm Saturday
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CHC
 
7:15pm Saturday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Saturday
ATL
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10:05pm Saturday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Saturday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Saturday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Saturday
PIT
SDP
 
1:10pm Sunday
MIA
NYM
 
1:10pm Sunday
WAS
CIN
 
1:35pm Sunday
COL
PHI
 
1:35pm Sunday
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2:10pm Sunday
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MIL
 
2:10pm Sunday
CWS
HOU
 
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MIN
 
2:15pm Sunday
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3:05pm Sunday
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NYY
OAK
 
4:10pm Sunday
CLE
SEA
 
8:05pm Sunday
DET
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9:10pm Sunday
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Final
ATL 88
CLE 118
9:00pm Tonight
HOU
GSW
 
9:00pm Friday
GSW
HOU
 
9:00pm Sunday
HOU
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Final
NYR 7
TAM 3
8:00pm Tonight
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CHI
 
8:00pm Friday
TAM
NYR
 
8:00pm Saturday
CHI
ANA
 
12:00pm Friday
AUBURN
CHARLESTON
 
1:00pm Friday
CALIFORNIA
CCAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
COLUMBIA
ECAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
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ARKANSAS
 
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OREGON
IOWA
 
1:00pm Friday
SFLORIDA
FAU
 
1:00pm Friday
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NOTREDAME
 
2:00pm Friday
MICHIGAN
BRADLEY
 
2:30pm Friday
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NCSTATE
 
2:30pm Friday
TEXAS
OREGONST
 
3:00pm Friday
INDIANA
RADFORD
 
3:30pm Friday
ULLAFAYETE
RICE
 
4:00pm Friday
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6:00pm Friday
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6:00pm Friday
CLEMSON
ARIZONAST
 
6:00pm Friday
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FLORIDAST
 
6:00pm Friday
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USC
 
7:00pm Friday
FIU
MIAFLA
 
7:00pm Friday
FLAAM
FLORIDA
 
7:00pm Friday
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MISS
 
7:00pm Friday
SACREDHART
TCU
 
7:00pm Friday
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7:00pm Friday
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TEXASAM
 
7:00pm Friday
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DALLASBAPT
 
8:00pm Friday
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ILLINOIS
 
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10:00pm Friday
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FULLERTON
 
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11:00pm Friday
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Final
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