Cubs vs. Cardinals: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch

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In a series opener on Saturday, Christopher Morel and the Chicago Cubs (27-24) face Brendan Donovan and the St. Louis Cardinals (23-26), with first pitch scheduled for 7:15 PM ET at Busch Stadium.

The article below will provide you with everything you need to watch Chicago play St. Louis.

When is Cubs vs. Cardinals and when does it start?

This game between the Cubs and Cardinals will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2024. Expect to see the opening pitch at 7:15 PM ET.

Where to watch Cubs vs. Cardinals

The Cubs and Cardinals will hit the field at Busch Stadium for this matchup on May 25, and if you want to catch the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on FOX.

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Cubs Stats, Odds & Insights

The Cubs have been the moneyline favorite 21 total times this season. They’ve finished 12-9 in those games.

Chicago ranks 20th in baseball with 48 home runs. They average 0.9 per game.

The Cubs’ .368 slugging percentage is 22nd in baseball.

Chicago has a 3.73 team ERA that ranks 11th across all MLB pitching staffs.

The Cubs average MLB’s 16th-ranked WHIP (1.277).

Cardinals Stats, Odds & Insights

This season, the Cardinals have been the underdog 23 times and won 10, or 43.5%, of those games.

St. Louis’ 41 home runs rank 29th in MLB this season.

The Cardinals rank 25th in the majors with a .361 team slugging percentage.

St. Louis has pitched to a 4.26 ERA this season, which ranks 21st in baseball.

The Cardinals have a combined WHIP of 1.304 as a pitching staff, which ranks 17th in MLB.

Cubs Starter Recent Performance: Jameson Taillon

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
vs. Pirates May 19 4.2 6 3 3 4 2
at Braves May 14 4.0 7 7 2 2 3
vs. Brewers May 4 6.0 2 0 0 7 2
at Mets April 29 7.1 4 1 1 1 1
vs. Astros April 24 5.2 7 2 1 4 2

Cardinals Starter Recent Performance: Miles Mikolas

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
vs. Red Sox May 18 5.0 2 1 1 4 1
at Brewers May 12 6.0 6 3 3 3 3
vs. Mets May 7 4.0 9 6 6 3 0
at Tigers May 1 6.0 6 3 3 4 0
at Mets April 26 5.2 7 2 2 5 0

Cubs Key Players to Watch

Jameson Taillon makes the start for the Cubs, his seventh of the season. He is 3-2 with a 2.20 ERA and 22 strikeouts through 32 2/3 innings pitched.

In his most recent appearance on Sunday, the right-hander threw 4 2/3 innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates, giving up three earned runs while surrendering six hits.

The 32-year-old has a 2.20 ERA and 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings in six games this season, while allowing a batting average of .230 to his opponents.

Morel leads Chicago in home runs (nine) and runs batted in (33) this season while batting .205.

Nico Hoerner is batting .257 to lead Chicago this season.

Mike Tauchman’s batting average of .257 leads all Chicago hitters this season.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch

Miles Mikolas (3-5) will take the mound for the Cardinals, his 11th start of the season.

The right-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, May 18, when he threw five innings against the Boston Red Sox, giving up one earned run while allowing two hits.

The 35-year-old has pitched to a 5.77 ERA this season with 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 1.9 walks per nine across 10 games.

Donovan has put up a team-best 23 runs batted in.

Nolan Arenado is hitting .269 with 10 doubles, three home runs and 14 walks.

Masyn Winn leads the Cardinals with a team-high batting average of .295.

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