What you need to know: After a bittersweet win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday, the Dodgers travel to St. Louis to open a four-game series against the Cardinals on Thursday night at Busch Stadium.
Left-hander Julio Urías (5-3, 3.61 earned-run average) will make his first career start against the Cardinals and will face veteran right-hander Adam Wainwright (0-0, 7.20 ERA). In 19 lifetime appearances against the Dodgers, Wainwright is 7-6 with a 2.79 ERA.
Dustin May suffered an elbow injury in the first inning of Wednesday’s come-from-behind 7-3 victory. He is expected to be placed on the injured list.
The Cardinals, who started the season losing 24 of their first 34 games, have won eight of their last 10 and three straight series, a streak that was capped Wednesday with a 3-0 shutout of the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Dodgers (28-16, .636) lead the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League West by three games, while St. Louis (18-26, .409) trails Milwaukee in the NL Central by 6½ games.