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Mets, Cardinals clash in pivotal four-game set (Jul 17, 2017)

NEW YORK — The New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals are both trying to convince themselves they are still in the playoff race. By Thursday night, the task likely will have become much harder for at least one of the teams.

The Mets and Cardinals will look to keep their flickering postseason hopes alive — and extinguish the other’s chances for good — during a four-game series at Citi Field that begins Monday night. In the opener, New York’s Zack Wheeler (3-6, 4.86 ERA) is scheduled to oppose St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright (10-5, 5.20) in a matchup of right-handers.