San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals[ESPN | 8:15 PM ET]
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GIANTS: (-125, O/U 7) San Francisco is showing their championship grit right now, as they are on the road facing winning teams without the services of C Buster Posey. Because of their strong pitching staff, the Giants believe they can still win the National League West. Currently, the Giants are 29-24 for +3.36 units. San Francisco trails Arizona by just 0.5 game currently. The Giants are 16-16 on the road so far this season. San Francisco has already won a home series against the Cardinals this season, so they will look to build off that momentum during this series. Pitcher Tim Lincecum continues to be one of the most dominant pitchers in all of baseball. Lincecum is 5-4 this season with an ERA of 2.22 and a WHIP of 1.05. The Giants are 7-0 in Lincecum's last 7 Wednesday starts. San Francisco is 7-1 in Lincecums' last 8 road starts against a team with a winning record. San Francisco is 4-1 in Lincecum's last 5 starts. The Giants are 4-1 in Lincecum's last 5 starts played on grass. San Francisco is 9-3 in Lincecum's last 12 road starts. The Giants are 6-2 in Lincecum's last 8 starts with 4 days of rest. San Francisco is 5-2 in Lincecum's last 7 starts during game 3 of a series. The Giants are 42-18 in Lincecum's last 60 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance. San Francisco is 7-3 in Lincecum's last 10 starts against the National League Central. The Giants are 8-3 in their last 11 Wednesday games. The Giants are 2-5 in their last 7 road games against a team with a winning record. San Francisco is 1-5 in their last 6 games against a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.

Projected Score: 3

Giants are 2-5 last 7 games overall.

Under is 8-3 last 11 games against the National League Central.

C Buster Posey (leg) is out.

CARDINALS: St. Louis currently has the 2nd best record in the National League, while also enjoying a 2.5 game lead in the National League Central. The Cardinals are 32-23 for +4.52 units overall this year. St. Louis has had more success on the road this year than at home, and they will look to change this against the defending World Champions. Pitcher Jake Westbrook will make the home start tonight, as he's 5-3 with an ERA of 5.19 and a WHIP of 1.56 this season. The Cardinals are 6-0 in Westbrook's last 6 starts with 4 days of rest. St. Louis is 6-1 in Westbrook's last 7 starts overall. The Cardinals are 6-1 in Westbrook's last 7 starts played on grass. St. Louis is 5-2 in Westbrook's last 7 home starts against a team with a winning record. The Cardinals are 11-1 in their last 12 games against a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. St. Louis is 8-2 in their last 10 games against a right-handed starter. The Cardinals are 15-5 in their last 20 during game 3 of a series. St. Louis is 15-6 in their last 21 home games against a right-handed starter. The Cardinals are 10-4 in their last 14 games overall. St. Louis is 10-4 in their last 14 games played on grass. The Cardinals are 36-15 in their last 51 home games against a team with a winning record. St. Louis is 24-11 in their last 35 games against the National League West. The Cardinals are 5-11 in their last 16 Wednesday games.

Projected Score: 4 (SIDE of the Day)

Cardinals are 5-1 last 6 home games.

Over is 8-2 last 10 games against a team with a winning record.

3B Nick Punto (forearm) is out.