Beating the Reds has become second nature for Cardinals

Dating back to the 2013 season, the St. Louis Cardinals are 28-16 (.636) against the Cincinnati Reds, one of their most dominant runs against Cincinnati over the last half-century.

In addition, the Cardinals' starting pitchers haven't allowed more than three earned runs in each of their last 24 home games, one of the team's longest streaks in the live-ball era.

Over this time span, the Cardinals' starting pitcher ERA is 1.66 (30/162.1), and opponents are batting .208 (121/582) against them.

Both teams' infields have accounted for a large portion of their home runs.

Matt Carpenter has hit .417 in his six games against the Reds this season, including at least one RBI in three out of his last four against them. The Cardinals have been tough to beat this season when Carpenter drives in at least one run.

Since becoming a full-time starter in 2012, Lance Lynn has increased his fastball usage each season.