Milwaukee Brewers (27-28, fourth in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (27-26, second in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Thursday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Milwaukee: Corbin Burnes (4-0, 1.77 ERA) St. Louis: Kwang Hyun Kim (2-0, 1.59 ERA)
LINE: Brewers favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis and Milwaukee will square off on Thursday.
The Cardinals are 19-16 against opponents from the NL Central. St. Louis has hit 48 home runs this season, last in the MLB. Tyler O'Neill leads them with seven, averaging one every 19.3 at-bats.
The Brewers have gone 17-18 against division opponents. Milwaukee hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .312 this season, led by Christian Yelich with a mark of .344.
TOP PERFORMERS: O'Neill leads the Cardinals with seven home runs and is slugging .370.
Keston Hiura leads the Brewers with 13 home runs home runs and is slugging .427.
INJURIES: Cardinals: Ricardo Sanchez: (elbow), Miles Mikolas: (forearm), Dakota Hudson: (forearm), John Brebbia: (elbow), Austin Dean: (right elbow).
Brewers: Ben Gamel: (left quad), Manny Pina: (knee).
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