ST. LOUIS — The Los Angeles Dodgers‘ hopes of payback plus interest against the St. Louis Cardinals is alive and well http://www.rockiesfanproshop.com/authentic-jake-mcgee-jersey , and can come to fruition with a victory Sunday night on national television.After the Cardinals swept a three-game series in Los Angeles three weeks ago, the Dodgers have come into St. Louis and have won three straight themselves, doing it in impressive fashion by a combined 29-11.On Saturday, the Dodgers also snatched away the second National League wild-card spot from the Cardinals.Article continues below ...In the series finale, the Dodgers will send right-hander Ross Stripling (8-3, 2.61 ERA) to the mound. The Cardinals will counter with right-hander Adam Wainwright (1-3, 4.70).It has been a roller-coaster season for Stripling, who started the year in the Dodgers’ bullpen, moved to the starting rotation because of injuries and then secured a spot on his first NL All-Star team. But the second half saw him go on the disabled list twice and getting moved back into the bullpen.Stripling’s latest chance to start has come after a solid spot start Wednesday at Cincinnati. He will be taking the rotation spot of Alex Wood, who has been moved to the bullpen because of recent inconsistencies.The change will give the Dodgers two right-handers in the starting rotation as Stripling now can pair with rookie Walker Buehler.“It is good Trevor Story Jersey ,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said, according to mlb.com. “Ross actually gets lefties out a little bit better, but he is a guy who throws from the right side and is a different look.”Breaking down Stripling’s assets isn’t likely to be necessary if the Dodgers continue to hit the way they have been of late. Yasiel Puig has five home runs in two days, including his first career three-homer game Saturday. On their current four-game win streak, the Dodgers have scored 37 runs.Wainwright will be tasked with making the Dodgers’ offense look like it did in an Aug. 20-22 series against the Cardinals. Los Angeles scored a combined six runs in those games or 11 fewer than they scored Saturday.Wainwright will make only his second start since spending 121 days on the disabled list because of right elbow inflammation. In his return Monday against the Pirates, the right-hander gave up four runs and seven hits in five innings while throwing 81 pitches.“It’s cool to be back, man,” Wainwright said, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Now I have to go out and execute a lot better than I did (Monday). It’s good to be back competing. I love being out there, I had such a great time pitching and now I have to pitch better.”Perhaps Wainwright can gain confidence from some of his past success against the Dodgers. He has posted a 2.69 ERA against them in 15 games (12 starts). He has a lifetime 5-5 record against Los Angeles.Stripling has faced the Cardinals four times in his career Ian Desmond Jersey , but only one of those is a start. He is 1-1 with a 4.09 ERA against St. Louis. In that one start against the Cardinals in 2016, he gave up four runs and eight hits in five innings, picking up the victory in an 8-4 Dodgers win. TORONTO — Aaron Sanchez had wondered if he would pitch again this season after he injured a finger on a suitcase in June.The wondering will be over Saturday afternoon when the right-hander takes the mound at the Rogers Centre to start the second game of a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies (69-59).Sanchez (3-5, 3.52 ERA) will face Phillies right-hander Nick Pivetta (7-0, 4.66).Article continues below ...The Blue Jays (59-69) lead the season series 3-1 after winning two of three games in Philadelphia in May and taking the opener of the current series 4-2 on Friday night as Kendrys Morales homered for a career-best fifth game.Sanchez has not pitched since June 21 when he allowed two runs in one inning of an 8-5 loss in Anaheim against the Los Angeles Angels. He could not continue because of what was described as a contusion of the right index finger.“Honestly, I didn’t feel I was going to make it back,” Sanchez said. “I mean, I’ve missed so much time the last few years. Just to be able to be back here, hopefully contribute these last weeks I have. I’m looking forward to it.”Last season, he was limited to 36 innings because of a blister on his right middle finger.This time http://www.rockiesfanproshop.com/authentic-greg-holland-jersey , it was the right middle finger that he injured just before he was to start in Anaheim.“It got stuck up in my suitcase and I didn’t want to say it then because I saw (Kansas City Royals catcher) Salvador Perez go down with the same injury and I didn’t want to get laughed at,” Sanchez said. “And it’s probably none of your business how it happened.”The finger bent awkwardly in the luggage handle as the bag started to fall.He pitched the same day; the first time had pitched in California with his family in attendance.He has pitched in two rehabilitation start — one at Class A Dunedin and the other with Double-A New Hampshire.With New Hampshire on Monday, he allowed three earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. Fewer than half of his pitches were strikes (42 of 86), but he was deemed ready to start Saturday.“I don’t get attached to numbers in rehab starts,” Sanchez said. “I’m out there to make sure I’m working on what I need to work on. I’m throwing changeups and curveballs in counts I would never throw (them). I got 80 pitches to work on what I needed to work on.”Sanchez has pitched one perfect inning of relief in his career against the Phillies.Pivetta, a native of Victoria, British Columbia, has started once in his career against the Blue Jays. He took the loss May 27 when he allowed two runs, four hits and two walks while striking out seven in five innings.Despite the loss Friday, the Phillies remained three games out of first in the National League because the division-leading Atlanta Braves also lost.“We need to play better David Dahl Jersey , and the Braves need not to play as well,” said Phillies starter Jake Arrieta, who took the loss Friday. “If those two things happen, we’ll be fine. There’s no need to panic, but we need to stay locked into the game.”The Phillies have lost five of their past six games. They are 28-37 on the road and are 5-13 in their past 18 away games.Phillies catcher Wilson Ramos returned to action Friday after missing three games with a sore left wrist and was 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and a pickoff at first base.The Blue Jays welcomed infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. back to the lineup Friday. He was activated from the disabled list, where he had been since July 30 because of a sprained left ankle.He played shortstop and was 1-for-4 with one RBI to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. His streak of 11 straight games with two or more hits ended, however.Infielder Richard Urena was returned to Triple-A Buffalo on option to clear roster space for Gurriel.