Cardinals @ Cubs: Lester, Cubs eye second straight win over Cardinals
Cardinals @ Cubs MLB odds spreads and predictions
The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs will play in the second game of their series on Saturday.
In the series opener, Cubs lefty Cole Hamels was on his 'A' game.
Hamels threw eight innings of three-hit, shutout ball, Javier Baez hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs topped the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Friday.
Hamels (5-2) was sharp, striking out a season-high 10 and walking one after a loss last Sunday at St. Louis when he allowed two hits and one unearned run in seven innings.
The Cubs have won 4 of 5 since being swept in a three-game series at St. Louis last weekend.
When is it? Saturday June 8th
What time is first pitch? 7:15 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? Wrigley Field
Which channel is it on? FOX
The St. Louis Cardinals, on the other hand, will look to bounce back on Saturday night.
On Friday afternoon, Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas (4-6) exited after four innings with a bruised right forearm. He was struck by David Bote's hard comebacker, knocked the ball down and tossed to first for the final out in the bottom of the fourth.
Giovanny Gallegos entered and pitched two scoreless innings as three Cardinals relievers shut out the Cubs the rest of the way.
Cardinals @ Cubs Run Line
The Chicago Cubs are giving the Cardinals 1.5 runs in this baseball game.
The Cubs should keep things rolling on Saturday when they send Jon Lester to the mound.
Hamels had another spectacular performance against the Cardinals on Friday afternoon, look for Lester to follow up with a solid outing as well.
Take the Cubs here.
Cardinals @ Cubs Over/Under
The over/under in this one is set at 7 total runs.
My final score prediction: Chicago Cubs 6, St. Louis Cardinals 3.
Roll with the over in this baseball game.
Where the game will be won or lost
The Cardinals will send right handed pitcher Jack Flaherty to the mound on Saturday night.
Flaherty has a 4-3 record with a 3.76 ERA so far this season.
Opposing him will be southpaw Jon Lester.
Lester, who is 4-4 this season with a 3.32 ERA, has rebounded from a three-game personal slump with a solid seven-innings in a victory over the Angels last Monday when he allowed a run on four hits.
Flaherty took down the Cubs in a five-inning outing in St. Louis last weekend.
This should set up to be a solid matchup on Saturday night.