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Westbrook to face Giants in afternoon match-up

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(KMOV.com) -- The Cardinals kick off a ten-day west coast swing this afternoon taking on the reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

Jake Westbrook will be on the mound for the Cardinals, and is looking to get his season on track after a rough outing on Saturday.

Westbrook, 10-11 with a 4.22 ERA in 2010, only lasted just 4 1/3 innings against San Diego giving up five walks to only three strike outs.

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The Giants will counter with lefty Jonathan Sanchez.

Like Westbrook, Sanchez is 0-1 so far this season, giving up four runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings against the Dodgers on Friday.  Unlike Westbrook Sanchez seems to have his control in check giving up just three walks and striking out eight in his first start of the season.

Sanchez was 13-9 with a 3.07 ERA in 2010.

First Pitch is set for 3:35 P.M. CST ... follow the game live on KMOV.com.

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