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St. Louis Cardinals (2-3) at Milwaukee Brewers (3-3)
Friday, July 31st, 2:10 PM EDT
The Brewers and the Cardinals are two of the best teams in the NL Central, and they start a three-game series Friday. The Brewers are coming off a 2-1 series against the Pittsburgh Pirates, while the Cardinals are trending in the wrong direction after getting losing their last three contests, including both in a short two-game series against the Minnesota Twins. St. Louis might have an edge – at least on paper – in the pitching department, though, with Jack Flaherty facing Brett Anderson. Flaherty tossed seven strong innings of two-run ball against the Pirates, while this will be Anderson's first start of the campaign. The lefty started the regular season on the IL due to a blister on his left index finger.
Brett Anderson - 10-Day IL - Finger
7/28 3:12 PM EST - Anderson (finger) will start Friday against the Cardinals, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Anderson has dealt with a blister on his left index finger since being removed from an intrasquad matchup prior to the regular season, but manager Craig Counsell confirmed Tuesday that he'll be able to return from the injured list when he's first eligible Friday. The southpaw logged a 3.89 ERA and 1.31 WHIP over 176 innings across 31 starts with the A's last season.