Milwaukee begins 2019 season against St. Louis

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MILWAUKEE (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals (88-74, third in the NL Central in 2018) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (96-67, first in the NL Central in 2018)

Milwaukee; Thursday, 2 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (0-0, 0.00 ERA) Brewers: Jhoulys Chac�n (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis visits Milwaukee on opening day.

The Brewers went 51-30 at home in 2018. Milwaukee averaged 8.6 hits with 3.0 extra base hits per game last year.

The Cardinals finished 41-35 against NL Central Division opponents in 2018. St. Louis averaged 8.5 hits with 2.9 extra base hits per game and 248 total doubles last year. The Brewers won the season series 11-8 in 2018.

Brewers Injuries: Jeremy Jeffress: day-to-day (shoulder).

Cardinals Injuries: None listed.