The Cleveland Guardians (21-28) and St. Louis Cardinals (23-29) clash in the first of a three-game series on Friday at Progressive Field, at 7:10 PM ET. The Guardians are coming off a series defeat to the White Sox, and the Cardinals a series split with the Reds.

The Guardians will give the nod to Shane Bieber (3-3, 3.08 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 4 on the season, and the Cardinals will turn to Matthew Liberatore (1-0, 3.00 ERA).

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Guardians vs. Cardinals Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, May 26, 2023
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSGL
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Venue: Progressive Field
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Bieber - CLE (3-3, 3.08 ERA) vs Liberatore - STL (1-0, 3.00 ERA)

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Guardians Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Shane Bieber

  • Bieber (3-3) will take the mound for the Guardians, his 11th start of the season.
  • The right-hander's last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw eight innings against the New York Mets, giving up two earned runs while allowing seven hits.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 3.08 and 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .257 in 10 games this season.
  • He has eight quality starts in 10 chances this season.
  • Bieber has made nine starts of five or more innings in 10 chances this season, and averages 6.4 frames when he pitches.

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Cardinals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Matthew Liberatore

  • The Cardinals will look to Liberatore (1-0) to open the game and make his second start this season.
  • In his most recent appearance -- in relief on Sunday -- the lefty threw one inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers, giving up two earned runs while surrendering one hit.
  • He has a 3.00 ERA and 10.5 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are batting .200 against him over his two games this season.

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