Found August 23, 2013 on STLSportsMinute:
After winning their third straight series and closing out a six game road trip at 4-2, the St. Louis Cardinals head back home for a seven game home-stand with four games against Atlanta and three games with Cincinnati. With 36 games remaining in the regular season, the pennant chase is really heating up as teams start to scoreboard watch. Cardinals have 22 home games left and 14 on the road (36-23 at home and 37-30 on the road). This upcoming seven game home-stand is a part of a key 17 game stretch in where the Cardinals will face all playoff contending teams starting out with four games against Atlanta (77-49) who lead by a ridiculous 15 games in the NL East ahead of second place Washington. 13 games against the NL Central is apart of this tough stretch as after then Cardinals play four with the Braves, they will have 13 games in a row against the Pirates and the Reds (three vs Cincinnati, three at Pittsburgh, four at Cincinnati, then three vs Pittsburgh). St. Louis is 13-12 agains...
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