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

The probable starters are Shane Bieber (3-3) for the Guardians and Matthew Liberatore (1-0) for the Cardinals.

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Cardinals vs. Guardians Pitcher Matchup Info

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

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Cardinals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Matthew Liberatore

  • The Cardinals are sending Liberatore (1-0) out for his second start of the season.
  • In his most recent appearance -- out of the bullpen on Sunday -- the lefty tossed one inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers, allowing two earned runs while surrendering one hit.
  • In two games this season, he has compiled a 3.00 ERA and averages 10.5 strikeouts per nine innings while opposing batters are hitting .200 against him.

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Guardians Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Shane Bieber

  • Bieber (3-3) will take to the mound for the Guardians and make his 11th start of the season.
  • The right-hander's last start was on Sunday, when he tossed eight innings while giving up two earned runs on seven hits in a matchup with the New York Mets.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched to a 3.08 ERA this season with 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.1 walks per nine across 10 games.
  • He has eight quality starts in 10 chances this season.
  • Bieber has nine starts of five or more innings this season in 10 chances. He averages 6.4 innings per outing.
  • Among qualified major league pitchers this season, the 27-year-old's 3.08 ERA ranks 23rd, 1.212 WHIP ranks 37th, and 6.6 K/9 ranks 64th.

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