Pirates face off against the Reds in division matchup
Pittsburgh; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Pirates -105; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh will host Cincinnati in a meeting of division rivals.
The Pirates are 21-37 against opponents from the NL Central. The Pittsburgh offense has compiled a .262 batting average as a team this season, good for seventh in the league. Bryan Reynolds leads the team with a mark of .327.
The Reds are 28-32 against teams from the NL Central. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a combined team ERA of 4.13, Trevor Bauer leads the staff with a mark of 4.16.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 4-6, .225 batting average, 5.46 ERA, outscored by 25 runs
Reds: 4-6, .263 batting average, 5.17 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
Pirates Injuries: Jameson Taillon: (elbow), Edgar Santana: (elbow), Richard Rodriguez: (shoulder), Chad Kuhl: (elbow), Clay Holmes: (quad), Nick Burdi: (biceps), Chris Archer: (shoulder), Gregory Polanco: (shoulder), Lonnie Chisenhall: (finger).