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Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land:
After sending a message to the Pirates that basically said "Not in our house", the Cardinals ended a 17-game stretch against the best teams in the NL (Braves, Reds and Pirates) with a 10-7 record and a 1.5 game lead in the division.
Things should get easier from here, as the Cardinals face 5 teams with a combined winning percentage of just .457 in their final 19 games. Here is a comparison of the Cards remaining schedule against the other NL Central contenders:
Milwaukee Brewers (62-80): Home Sept. 10-12 (3 games), Away Sept. 20-22 (3 games)
Seattle Mariners (65-78): Home Sept. 13-15 (3 games)
Colorado Rockies (66-78): Away Sept. 16-19 (4 games)
Washington Nationals (73-69): Home Sept. 23-25 (3 games)
Chicago Cubs (60-82): Home Sept. 27-29 (3 games)
Overall record 326-387 (.457), 12 Home games, 7 Away
Texas Rangers (81-61): Away Sept. 9-11 (3 games)
Chicago Cubs (60-82): Home Sept. 12-15 (4 games), Away Sept. 23-25 (3 games)
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