Cleveland (33-41) at St. Louis (42-32) 8:10 pm EDT

Cleveland (33-41) at St. Louis (42-32) 8:10 pm EDT

ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- Cliff Lee has been a model of
consistency for the Cleveland Indians this month. That does
not bode well for the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Indians send Lee to the mound Monday when they open a
three-game interleague series against the Cardinals, who have
lost six consecutive games.

St. Louis has been outscored, 52-24, during its longest losing
streak in four years.

After dropping four of five decisions in the month of May, Lee
(6-4, 4.71 ERA) is 3-0 with a 3.10 ERA in June, working into the
seventh inning in all four starts. He is 5-0 with 3.31
lifetime ERA against National League opponents.

The Indians have lost nine of their last 12 games, including a
4-2 defeat against Cincinnati on Sunday.

St. Louis will start Jason Marquis (9-5, 5.53), who looks to
post his third consecutive 10-win season. He was roughed up in
his last start Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox,
surrendering 13 runs and 14 hits in five innings.

David Eckstein collected three hits and Sidney Ponson worked 7
1/3 effective innings in his first start in more than two weeks
Sunday as the Cardinals suffered a 4-2 loss to Detroit.