Mikolas expected to start as Cardinals host the Marlins
Miami Marlins (25-44, fifth in the NL East) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (36-34, third in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Monday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Elieser Hernandez (0-1, 5.87 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 7 strikeouts) Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (4-7, 4.83 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 57 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis and Miami will face off at Busch Stadium Monday.
The Cardinals are 20-13 in home games. St. Louis has slugged .409 this season. John Brebbia leads the team with a 1.000 slugging percentage.
The Marlins are 12-19 in road games. Miami has slugged .348, last in in the MLB. Jorge Alfaro leads the team with a .439 slugging percentage, including 14 extra-base hits and nine home runs. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Marcell Ozuna leads the Cardinals with 56 RBIs and is batting .259. Dexter Fowler is 6-for-28 with a double, two home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
Alfaro leads the Marlins with nine home runs and has 27 RBIs. Harold Ramirez is 11-for-39 with three doubles, a home run and four RBIs over the last 10 games for Miami.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 5-5, .216 batting average, 4.61 ERA, outscored by six runs
Marlins: 2-8, .235 batting average, 4.60 ERA, outscored by 23 runs
Cardinals Injuries: Adam Wainwright: 10-day IL (hamstring), Mike Mayers: 10-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Helsley: 10-day IL (shoulder), Brett Cecil: 60-day IL (wrist/forearm), Jedd Gyorko: 10-day IL (back).
Marlins Injuries: Jose Urena: 60-day IL (back), Drew Steckenrider: 60-day IL (elbow), Caleb Smith: 10-day IL (hip), Riley Ferrell: 60-day IL (bicep), Julian Fernandez: 60-day IL (elbow), Peter O’Brien: 10-day IL (ribcage), Neil Walker: 10-day IL (quad), Martin Prado: 10-day IL (hamstring), Jon Berti: 10-day IL (oblique), Chad Wallach: 10-day IL (concussion).