The last-place Royals limped into Busch Stadium for the start of a four-game, two-city series with their cross-state rivals. The Cardinals host the first two games, the Royals host the final two.
Here are the pitching matchups for this week:
Monday, 7:10 p.m.: LHP Danny Duffy (2-5, 3.57 ERA) vs. RHP Shelby Miller (6-4, 3.94 ERA).
Tuesday, 6:15 p.m.: RHP James Shields (6-3, 3.36 ERA) vs. LHP Jaime Garcia (1-0, 4.12 ERA).
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m.: LHP Jason Vargas (5-3, 3.39 ERA) vs. RHP Adam Wainwright (8-3, 2.32 ERA).
Thursday, 7:10 p.m.: RHP Yordano Ventura (2-5, 3.45 ERA) vs. RHP Michael Wacha (4-3, 2.45 ERA).