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National League Preview from The Sports Network



Thursday, May 15th (All times Eastern)

Chicago Cubs (13-25) at St. Louis Cardinals (20-20), 1:45 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Chicago - Jason Hammel (4-1, 2.45) St. Louis - Michael Wacha (2-3, 2.85)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Returning postseason hero Michael Wacha tries to end what's evolved into a five-start winless drought on Thursday afternoon, when he and the St. Louis Cardinals host the Chicago Cubs in the finale of what's now a three-game series at Busch Stadium.

Wednesday night's game between the teams was postponed due to rain and will be made up on Aug. 30 as part of a day-night doubleheader.

Wacha, the MVP in last fall's National League Championship Series, is winless since defeating the Cubs, 6-4, on April 13. In five outings since, he's lost three decisions and compiled a 3.49 earned run average while the Cardinals have managed a grand total of eight runs in offensive support.

He faced the Cubs once since the last victory and was beaten, 3-0, at Wrigley Field on May 3 after allowing two runs and striking out six in six innings.

Wacha is fifth among National League pitchers with 57 strikeouts.

He's opposed by right-hander Jason Hammel, who's gone 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA in his last four outings.

The streak could consist of all victories, but Hammel, who's allowed five runs in his last 13 innings of work, has gotten just three runs from his offense, too.

He's 1-1 in three career starts against the Cardinals while posting a 5.28 ERA.

In his most recent meeting with them, he allowed three runs in six innings while getting a no-decision in a game the Cubs lost, 5-4.

When they last met on Tuesday, Greg Garcia was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the 12th inning and the Cardinals topped the Cubs, 4-3.

Justin Grimm (1-2) entered to pitch the 12th and allowed a leadoff single to Jhonny Peralta, then walked Allen Craig and Yadier Molina with one out to load the bases. Garcia stepped in as a pinch hitter and was hit in the elbow on the fourth pitch of the at-bat to record his first career RBI.

Seth Maness (1-2) earned the win for pitching a scoreless 12th inning for the Cardinals.

The Cardinals and Cubs split six previous meetings this season coming into this series.

05/15 10:34:18 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 13
SWB 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
ROC
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Final
SEA 2
TOR 8
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HOU 10
DET 8
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BAL 2
MIA 5
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CIN 2
CLE 5
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OAK 7
TAM 2
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ANA 1
BOS 6
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MIL 1
ATL 2
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NYM 1
PIT 9
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PHI 1
WAS 4
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MIN 8
CWS 1
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STL 6
KAN 1
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CHC 3
ARI 4
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SDP 11
LOS 3
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SFG 2
COL 11
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TEX 5
NYY 2
1:05pm Today
KAN
NYY
 
1:10pm Today
COL
CIN
 
1:10pm Today
PHI
NYM
 
1:35pm Today
HOU
BAL
 
2:10pm Today
BOS
MIN
 
2:10pm Today
SFG
MIL
 
2:20pm Today
WAS
CHC
 
4:05pm Today
DET
OAK
 
4:10pm Today
TEX
CLE
 
4:15pm Today
ARI
STL
 
7:05pm Tonight
MIA
PIT
 
7:07pm Tonight
CWS
TOR
 
7:10pm Tonight
SEA
TAM
 
8:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
 
9:05pm Tonight
SDP
ANA
 
Final
ATL 111
CLE 114
9:00pm Tonight
GSW
HOU
 
Final
TAM 2
NYR 0
9:00pm Tonight
CHI
ANA
 
Final
DUR 13
SWB 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
ROC
DUR