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Thursday 10/3/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore
+1.5  -170

-1.5  +150



PITTSBURGH (95 - 68) at ST LOUIS (97 - 65)
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Thursday, 10/3/2013 5:05 PM
NL Division Series - Best of 5 - Game 1
Board OpeningLatest
905PITTSBURGH+140Ov 6.5,-120+135Ov 6.5,-120
906ST LOUIS-150Un 6.5,+100-145Un 6.5,+100
PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
All Games95-68+24.772-853.90.2460.3053.60.2370.303
Road Games44-37+12.839-404.00.2420.3043.80.2430.314
vs Right-handed Starters77-55+21.656-723.80.2420.3023.50.2340.299
Past 7 Games6-1+4.83-44.90.2680.3262.10.2160.278
Grass Games95-68+24.772-853.90.2460.3053.60.2370.303
Day Games31-28+4.930-284.00.2440.3074.00.2340.305
Playoff games1-0+11-06.00.3710.4212.00.1870.212
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
All Games3.90.2460.305163552113584731640.03609472133294113614310615595
Road Games4.00.2420.304812800679251920.033092467364457369547550
Righty Starters3.80.2420.302132443110723811360.034843781074768991208412780
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
All Games2.891.167547.61841764643717545330-20551578.6%
Road Games3.311.243260.79996227269721913-1129878.4%

ST LOUIS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
All Games97-65+1179-754.80.2690.3273.70.2480.305
Home Games54-27+1134-424.70.2740.3313.40.2330.288
vs Right-handed Starters77-42+2261-535.10.2760.3343.70.2490.305
Past 7 Games6-1+4.62-34.40.2750.3361.70.1840.217
Grass Games97-65+1179-754.80.2690.3273.70.2480.305
Day Games33-18+10.630-215.10.2650.3213.50.2580.316
ST LOUIS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
All Games4.80.2690.327162555714944671250.0274548111104510871757617739
Home Games4.70.2740.331812680735220580.023572294872253386368818
Righty Starters5.10.2760.33411941201137348960.02581359810337991335612833
ST LOUIS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
All Games3.451.241475.31921824423614844820-19441871%
Home Games3.801.239241.3108102222177723411-927877.1%
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/19/2013COLE(R)SAN DIEGOKENNEDY(R)10-1W-1857 unO14100581
9/20/2013LIRIANO(L)CINCINNATILATOS(R)5-6L-1206.5 unO1051970
9/21/2013BURNETT(R)CINCINNATIBAILEY(R)4-2W-1107 unU550542
9/22/2013LOCKE(L)CINCINNATIARROYO(R)3-11L-1156.5 ovO5621690
9/23/2013MORTON(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA(R)2-1W-1257.5 unU690651
9/24/2013COLE(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSRUSIN(L)8-2W-1657 evO12811091
9/25/2013LIRIANO(L)@ CHICAGO CUBSARRIETA(R)2-4L-1606.5 unU681982
9/27/2013BURNETT(R)@ CINCINNATIBAILEY(R)4-1W1207 unU680640
9/28/2013MORTON(R)@ CINCINNATIARROYO(R)8-3W1107.5 ovO13505111
9/29/2013CUMPTON(R)@ CINCINNATIREYNOLDS(R)4-2W1158 unU1080641
10/1/2013LIRIANO(L)CINCINNATICUETO(R)6-2W-1356.5 unO13100651
10/4/2013COLE(R)@ ST LOUISLYNN(R) 

ST LOUIS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/19/2013WACHA(R)@ COLORADOOSWALT(R)6-7L-1559.5 unO129021160
9/20/2013MILLER(R)@ MILWAUKEEHELLWEG(R)7-6W-1909.5 unO161201380
9/21/2013LYNN(R)@ MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R)7-2W-1408.5 unO950791
9/22/2013KELLY(R)@ MILWAUKEEPERALTA(R)4-6L-1458.5 unO893850
9/23/2013WAINWRIGHT(R)WASHINGTONROARK(R)4-3W-1607 ovP1170730
9/24/2013WACHA(R)WASHINGTONGONZALEZ(L)2-0W-1257 ovU631130
9/25/2013MILLER(R)WASHINGTONZIMMERMANN(R)4-1W-1207.5 unU630551
9/27/2013LYNN(R)CHICAGO CUBSWOOD(L)7-0W-1657 unP1090781
9/28/2013WAINWRIGHT(R)CHICAGO CUBSJACKSON(R)6-2W-2057 unO1070760
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (PITTSBURGH-ST LOUIS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

(Updates throughout. Should stand. With AP Photos.)

*Pirates-Cardinals Preview* ===========================

By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer

Pittsburgh (94-68) at St. Louis (97-65), 5:07 p.m. EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates are riding high after their first postseason victory in 21 years. They're confident they can beat anybody, anywhere.

A few hours after defeating Cincinnati in the NL wild-card game Tuesday night, the Pirates touched down in St. Louis. They're about to face another familiar foe in an unfamiliar month when they take on the NL Central champion Cardinals in a best-of-five division series.

"We know them, they know us," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "There won't be any ball tricks, I hope. No Statue of Liberty plays."

A.J. Burnett, set to start the series opener Thursday, was a part of three New York Yankees teams that made it to October. He said Wednesday there's a sense of euphoria with this experience that was lacking before.

"I guess the main thing is, over in New York, it's expected every year, you know?" Burnett said. "You tend to get in there a couple of weeks before the season ends. And this one was more of a `Shock the world, we're going to do it, we made it!"'

The Pirates won the season series 10-9, but the Cardinals overtook them for the division lead with a four-game sweep at home in early September. St. Louis also has quite an advantage in postseason experience, with several holdovers from the 2011 World Series championship team and from last year, too, when St. Louis fell one win shy of a second straight pennant.

The Cardinals earned some time off after winning six in a row to end the season. They won their first NL Central crown since 2009 and secured home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs.

Their .330 average with runners in scoring position was the majors' best dating to 1974, when the statistic was first used. So far, they've done fine without injured Allen Craig, who missed almost all of September and isn't expected back from a left mid-foot sprain until at least the NL championship series.

"We played really well most of the year minus a couple of dips here and there that every team has," said Matt Holliday, who batted .378 over the final month to finish at .300. "I'd say, just try to roll that momentum into the postseason."

Adam Wainwright has to like this matchup, too. St. Louis' ace will pitch the opener and would also be available on full rest for a possible deciding Game 5. He went 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in three starts against Pittsburgh this season.

Wainwright (19-9, 2.94 ERA) got rocked for 15 runs over eight innings in consecutive starts against the Reds. One of them he labeled, "the worst start of my career," before rebounding in the win that put the Cardinals in first place to stay. He was 4-0 in his final five starts, working seven or more innings in all of them except for a tuneup his last time out.

"Well, aside from Clayton Kershaw this year, I'd argue that you could look at any single pitcher in the history of the game and they're going to have a bad game or two in the course of 35 starts," Wainwright said.

"I didn't need to do anything different. I just had a bad day."

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny described Wainwright, the third pitcher in franchise history to lead the league in wins twice, as a "fierce competitor."

"All in all, a Cy Young-caliber season," Matheny said. "We're not afraid to put him on the mound against anybody."

Burnett (10-11, 3.30 ERA) is 3-1 with a 3.67 ERA in his career against the Cardinals, but the last time he faced them he gave up five runs in three innings - his shortest outing of the year. In two appearances at Busch Stadium, he allowed 12 runs in 13 1-3 innings.

"It's just execution, that's all it is," Burnett said. "It's a great lineup over there. You can't make too many mistakes because they'll capitalize on them.

"The good ones I have limited those and the ones that got me, I haven't been able to execute."

The Cardinals haven't announced a starter after Lance Lynn, who will face rookie Gerrit Cole in Game 2 on Friday. Matheny has three strong candidates in Joe Kelly and rookies Shelby Miller and Michael Wacha. The manager said Miller and Wacha would be available in the bullpen for Game 1.

Miller led all rookies with 15 wins this year, Wacha was one out shy of a no-hitter in his final regular-season start and Kelly was 10-5 with a 2.69 ERA.

Hurdle said Francisco Liriano, the winner in the wild-card game, will start Game 3 on Sunday in Pittsburgh.

Last Updated: 3/29/2017 10:19:14 AM EST

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