After a home sweep put them back on top in the NL Central, the St. Louis Cardinals are hoping to stay there by continuing an outstanding stretch at Busch Stadium.
Sending Shelby Miller to the home mound against a team he's dominated may help that cause.
The surging Cardinals will try for their 10th win in 12 games on their own field when they open a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.
St. Louis (83-60) trailed Pittsburgh by 1 12 games heading into their weekend series at Busch, but now leads by that margin after completing a three-game sweep with Sunday's 9-2 win.
The Cardinals have played well during their latest home tear, averaging 5.7 runs while posting a 3.18 ERA during this 9-2 stretch.
Matt Carpenter, who went 2 for 5 on Sunday, is hitting .433 over his last 15 games at Busch. The second baseman leads the major leagues with a .373 batting average at home.
Miller (12-9, 3.19 ERA) has certainly added to the pitching success, going 7-3 with a ...