In a rematch of the 2013 World Series, the Cardinals host the Red Sox for game two of their three-game series on Wednesday night. St. Louis won the opener of this set, keeping pace in the NL Central. These two teams swapped a group of players at the trade deadline last week and one of them will take the mound for Boston tonight. Joe Kelly opposes his former mates tonight. Shelby Miller will take the ball for the Cardinals, who we like to win this game.
Cardinals out to tie for lead in NL Central
With a St. Louis win and a Milwaukee loss, the Cardinals can pull into a tie atop the Central. They will ask Shelby Miller to continue his rebound when he takes the ball tonight for St. Louis. Miller, after receiving some extended rest, has been much better since his return. He has not walked a batter in his last two starts after walking at least one in each of his previous 20 starts this year.
Red Sox counter with former Cardinals hurler
Boston acquired righty Joe Kelly from the Cardinals along with Allen Craig for John Lackey prior to the deadline. Kelly will take the mound tonight for Boston in his first start with his new club. He gets to face his former teammates at his former home. Kelly is 2-2 with an ERA close to 4.50 this season. Boston is out of the playoff race early in August after winning the World Series in 2013.
On Wednesday night, the Red Sox will visit the Cardinals for a rematch of the 2013 World Series. St. Louis already won the opener of this series and will look to win again tonight. We will place our bets at Sportsbook.ag, where the Cardinals are favorites at home. We will drop 10 percent of our bankroll on St. Louis and the -138 money line.
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