Cincinnati Reds (75-71, third in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (54-91, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Thursday, 12:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Tyler Mahle (11-5, 3.67 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 188 strikeouts) Pirates: Connor Overton (0-0, .00 ERA, .78 WHIP, 5 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pirates +133, Reds -147; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh and Cincinnati will play on Thursday.
The Pirates are 34-40 on their home turf. Pittsburgh is hitting a collective batting average of .234 this season, led by Bryan Reynolds with an average of .297.
The Reds are 37-38 on the road. Cincinnati is hitting a collective .248 this season, led by Nick Castellanos with an average of .313.
The Pirates won the last meeting 5-4. Chris Stratton earned his sixth victory and Yoshitomo Tsutsugo went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for Pittsburgh. Mychal Givens took his third loss for Cincinnati.
TOP PERFORMERS: Reynolds leads the Pirates with 59 extra base hits and is slugging .514.
Castellanos leads the Reds with 149 hits and is batting .313.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 6-4, .277 batting average, 5.38 ERA, outscored by two runs
Reds: 3-7, .223 batting average, 3.68 ERA, outscored by seven runs
INJURIES: Pirates: Duane Underwood Jr.: (shoulder), Jose Soriano: (elbow), Chase De Jong: (knee), Blake Cederlind: (elbow), Trevor Cahill: (calf), JT Brubaker: (shoulder), Steven Brault: (arm), David Bednar: (oblique), Michael Chavis: (elbow).
Reds: Art Warren: (oblique), Brandon Bailey: (elbow), Tejay Antone: (elbow), Jesse Winker: (intercostal), Tyler Naquin: (ribs).
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