ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The I-70 series has been one-sided of late, in part due to Carlos Beltran's solid performances against his former team.
He'll look to help the St. Louis Cardinals win a sixth straight meeting while sending the visiting Kansas City Royals to an eighth consecutive defeat Wednesday night.
Beltran was named AL Rookie of the Year in 1999 with Kansas City before being traded to Houston midway through the 2004 season when the sides couldn't agree on a contract extension.
He didn't face the Royals until signing with St. Louis prior to last season, but he's hitting .361 with two homers and 11 RBIs in helping the Cardinals win six of eight matchups.
Beltran went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's 4-1 victory in Kansas City, helping St. Louis (34-17) earn its sixth victory in seven tries. He had gone 0 for 9 over his previous three games.
Matt Carpenter homered and is hitting .414 over his six-game hitting streak for the Cardinals, who finished their road trip 6-2...