St. Louis Cardinals (49-48, third in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (49-47, second in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Wade LeBlanc (0-2, 4.31 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 19 strikeouts) Reds: Tyler Mahle (7-3, 3.84 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 126 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Reds -163, Cardinals +142; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati and St. Louis will square off on Friday.
The Reds are 24-25 on their home turf. Cincinnati hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .325 this season, led by Jonathan India with a mark of .402.
The Cardinals have gone 21-28 away from home. St. Louis has slugged .383 this season. Tyler O’Neill leads the team with a mark of .525.
The Reds won the last meeting 8-7. Heath Hembree notched his first victory and Jesse Winker went 3-for-4 with three home runs and six RBIs for Cincinnati. Alex Reyes registered his second loss for St. Louis.
TOP PERFORMERS: Winker leads the Reds with 19 home runs and has 52 RBIs.
Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 99 hits and is batting .272.
LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 4-6, .213 batting average, 5.23 ERA, outscored by 23 runs
Cardinals: 6-4, .254 batting average, 3.84 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs
INJURIES: Reds: Art Warren: (oblique), Lucas Sims: (elbow), Michael Lorenzen: (hamstring), Michael Feliz: (elbow), Brandon Bailey: (elbow), Tejay Antone: (forearm), Nick Senzel: (knee), Nick Castellanos: (wrist), Mike Moustakas: (heel), Alex Blandino: (hand).
Cardinals: Daniel Ponce de Leon: (shoulder), Miles Mikolas: (forearm), Carlos Martinez: (thumb), Dakota Hudson: (right elbow), Jordan Hicks: (elbow), Jack Flaherty: (oblique), Max Moroff: (shoulder).
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