Castillo scheduled to start for Cincinnati against Atlanta
Cincinnati; Thursday, 6 p.m. EDT
LINE: Reds favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Atlanta Braves visit Great American Ball Park to play the Cincinnati Reds.
The Reds are 6-6 on their home turf. The Cincinnati offense has compiled a .199 batting average as a team this season, last in the MLB. Jose Iglesias leads the team with an average of .271.
The Braves are 5-5 on the road. Atlanta ranks fifth in the MLB in hitting with a .265 batting average, Nick Markakis leads the team with an average of .329. The Braves won the last meeting 3-1. Mike Soroka secured his first victory and Ozzie Albies went 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI for Atlanta. Tanner Roark took his first loss for Cincinnati.
TOP PERFORMERS: Eugenio Suarez leads the Reds with nine extra base hits and is batting .227. Iglesias has 10 hits and is batting .303 over the last 10 games for Cincinnati.
LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 4-6, .194 batting average, 3.89 ERA, outscored by seven runs
Braves: 5-5, .274 batting average, 4.75 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs