Pittsburgh faces off against Cincinnati in division play
Pittsburgh; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Alex Wood (1-2, 5.92 ERA) Pirates: Trevor Williams (5-6, 5.65 ERA)
LINE: Reds -109; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Division rivals Pittsburgh and Cincinnati will play on Saturday.
The Pirates are 22-37 against teams from the NL Central. Pittsburgh ranks seventh in the MLB in hitting with a .262 batting average, Bryan Reynolds leads the team with an average of .327.
The Reds are 28-33 against NL Central Division teams. The Cincinnati pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.12. Sonny Gray leads the team with a 2.86 earned run average. The Pirates won the last meeting 3-2. Felipe Vazquez earned his fourth victory and Reynolds went 1-for-3 with a double for Pittsburgh. Raisel Iglesias registered his ninth loss for Cincinnati.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 4-6, .219 batting average, 5.56 ERA, outscored by 32 runs
Reds: 4-6, .256 batting average, 4.74 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
Pirates Injuries: Jameson Taillon: (elbow), Edgar Santana: (elbow), Chad Kuhl: (elbow), Clay Holmes: (quad), Nick Burdi: (biceps), Chris Archer: (shoulder), Gregory Polanco: (shoulder), Lonnie Chisenhall: (finger).