May 7: Cardinals (20-11) @ Cubs (12-20)

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

The Cardinals and Cubs are meeting for the first of 19 games between the two clubs this season. St. Louis arrives at Wrigley Field riding a six-game winning streak — their longest winning streak since taking eight straight from July 10-21, 2010. The club has won seven in a row on the road, too, which has propelled the Cards to the National League’s best record (20-11).

Matt Adams has rejoined the team, after a brief rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield. He is not in Tuesday’s lineup (the Cubs are starting a lefty), but he will be a welcome addition back on the bench. Jermaine Curtis was sent out to Triple-A to make room for Adams’ return.

And per the Cardinals, closer Jason Motte underwent Tommy John surgery today. There were no complications.

CARDINALS LINEUP:

  1. Matt Carpenter (2B)
  2. Carlos Beltran  (RF)
  3. Matt Holliday (LF)
  4. Allen Craig (1B)
  5. Yadier Molina (C)
  6. David Freese (3B)
  7. Jon Jay (CF)
  8. Pete Kozma (SS)
  9. Lance Lynn (RHP)

CUBS LINEUP:

  1. David Dejesus (CF)
  2. Starlin Castro (SS)
  3. Anthony Rizzo (1B)
  4. Alfonso Soriano (LF)
  5. Nate Schierholtz (RF)
  6. Luis Valbuena (3B)
  7. Welington Castillo (C)
  8. Darwin Barney (2B)
  9. Travis Wood (LHP)

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