*Since 2011, the Cardinals are 27-11 at home vs. the Cubs.
* The heart of the Cubs’ batting order has been just that this season. Chicago’s 3-4-5 hitters lead the majors with a .422 OBP.
*Kyle Hendricks had a 3.06 ERA against the Cardinals last season, the lowest by a Cubs rookie since Dennis Lamp in 1978 (2.25) (minimum 3 GS).
* Tyler Lyons is set to make his season debut for St. Louis, taking the spot of injured starter Adam Wainwright. The Cardinals have dropped the last 13 games Lyons has appeared in, dating back to September of 2013.
*Miguel Montero (522) and Yadier Molina (519) have the starts at catcher in MLB since 2011.