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San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals Pick & Prediction SEP 19TH 2021

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The streaking St. Louis Cardinals will look to improve their playoff hopes on Sunday when they bid for a sweep of the visiting San Diego Padres.

The Cardinals extended their winning streak to seven games with an 8-2 victory over the Padres on Friday and a 3-2 triumph on Saturday.

Trailing 2-1 in the eighth inning on Saturday, the Cardinals rallied on a two-run homer from Tyler O'Neill. That capped an emotionally charged evening that began with a tribute to the Cardinals' 2011 world championship team.

"That was special," Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. "The night had magic to it before the game even started."

This surge allowed the Cardinals (78-69) to move two games up on the Cincinnati Reds and 2 1/2 games over the Padres (76-72) and Philadelphia Phillies in the race for the second wild card in the National League.

The Cardinals have won nine of their past 10 to move nine games over .500 for the first time this season. Meanwhile, the Padres have lost seven of their past nine games.

"We just need to flip the page," Padres pitcher Yu Darvish said through a translator. "We have a game (Sunday). We have to prepare in a way to win (Sunday).

The Cardinals will hand the ball to J.A. Happ (9-8, 6.00 ERA) in the series finale.

Happ scattered two hits over 5 1/3 innings in his previous start, a 2-0 victory versus Cincinnati last Sunday. That was a big improvement over his Sept. 1 start against the Reds, when he allowed seven runs and retired just three batters.

"You have an outing like that and you want to do anything to get it back and to try to rewind that and start that thing over again," Happ said. "That's the nature of the beast that we play, and you got to get over it."

Happ is 4-2 with a 4.08 ERA in eight starts for the Cardinals after arriving in a trade with the Minnesota Twins.

He has not faced the Padres this season. Happ is 2-2 with a 2.15 ERA in five career appearances against San Diego, including four starts.

Eric Hosmer (1-for-12), Wil Myers (1-for-9), Adam Frazier (0-for-5) and Jake Marisnick (4-for-20, seven strikeouts) have struggled against Happ.

The Padres on Sunday will start right-hander Jake Arrieta (5-13, 7.05), who is 0-2 with an 8.25 ERA in three starts since joining the team after his release from the Chicago Cubs.

Arrieta has not faced the Cardinals this season. He is 8-5 with a 2.50 ERA in 19 career starts against them.

He has had success against Matt Carpenter (3-for-36, 10 strikeouts), Paul Goldschmidt (4-for-23) and Nolan Arenado (3-for-14).

Padres infielder Jake Cronenworth returned to the starting lineup Saturday after recovering from a broken finger and went 1-for-4. He started at first base after coming off the bench Friday.

"You know what you are going to get with Jake," Padres manager Jayce Tingler said. "You are going to get a great at-bat every time, you're going a get a guy that battles, barrels balls up, lays off pitches outside the zone."

--Field Level Media

San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals Recap SEP 19TH 2021

Edmundo Sosa, Harrison Bader and Dylan Carlson each drove in two runs and the St. Louis Cardinals edged the visiting San Diego Padres 8-7 to complete their three-game sweep.

Tyler O'Neill scored three runs and drove in another for the Cardinals (79-69), who extended their winning streak to eight games.

Tommy Pham drove in three runs for Padres (76-73), who have lost eight of their last 10 to fall 3 1/2 games behind the Cardinals for the second National League wild card spot.

Cardinals starter J.A. Happ allowed three runs on four hits in four innings. Alex Reyes (9-8) earned the victory in relief and Giovanny Gallegos earned his 10th save.

Padres starter Jake Arrieta (5-14) retired just one of the six batters he faced before departing with a groin muscle strain. He allowed five runs (four earned) on three hits and a walk.

The Cardinals took a 5-0 lead in the first inning. Tommy Edman led off with a double, Paul Goldschmidt hit a single, and O'Neill walked to load the bases.

Nolan Arenado lifted a fly ball to shallow center field that Fernando Tatis Jr. dropped for a run-scoring error. Carlson hit a sacrifice fly and Sosa added an RBI double before Arrieta departed.

Bader greeted reliever Craig Stammen with a two-run double to make it 5-0.

The Padres got one run back in the third inning on Tatis' RBI single.

They cut the lead to 5-3 in the fourth inning on Manny Machado's single, Austin Nola's double, Eric Hosmer's RBI groundout, and Wil Myers' RBI single off Happ's foot.

The Cardinals pushed their lead to 7-3 in the fifth inning. Goldschmidt lined a double, O'Neill hit an RBI single, Arenado reached on an infield single, and Sosa dropped an RBI double into right field.

Pham's solo homer in the sixth cut the lead to 7-4, but the Cardinals made it 8-4 in the seventh with Carlson's RBI single.

Jake Cronenworth and Machado hit singles to open the eighth inning and Pham hit a two-run double. Hosmer's run-scoring grounder pulled San Diego to within 8-7.

--Field Level Media

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