Three-game series at Busch Stadium
All games on BSN, 830-AM
Friday, 7:15 p.m. • RHP Griffin Jax (1-1, 7.48 ERA) vs. LHP Wade LeBlanc (0-2, 4.58)
Saturday, 6:15 p.m. • RHP Bailey Ober (1-1, 5.19) vs. RHP Jake Woodford (2-2, 4.25)
Sunday, 1:15 p.m. • RHP Michael Pineda (4-5, 3.86) vs. TBA
After a 2-5 homestand, the Twins (43-60) begin their longest road trip of the season — nine games in three cities over 10 days — with three interleague games in St. Louis. ... The Twins were 3-1 against the Cardinals last season. The teams split a doubleheader in St. Louis on Sept. 8. The Twins are 16-14 against the Cardinals in interleague play and 7-11 in St. Louis. ... Jose Berrios was set to start for the Twins tonight, but was traded to Toronto and Jax was recalled to take his spot.
After going 2-3 on a five-game road trip, the Cardinals (51-51) return home for a nine-game homestand. They are 3-6 in interleague games after losing 7-2 in Cleveland on Wednesday. ... The Cardinals are 28-20 at home this season. ... Nolan Arenado, in his first season with the Cardinals after eight seasons with Colorado, is hitting .261 with 20 home runs and 61 RBI. He leads NL third basemen in home runs and doubles (27). ... Adam Wainwright earned his eighth victory of the season on Tuesday in Cleveland. The 39-year-old righthander has a 175-104 career record. Only Bob Gibson (251) and Jesse Haines (210) have won more games in franchise history.