Reds hit the road against the Pirates in division matchup
Pittsburgh; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Reds -110; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh will host Cincinnati in a meeting of division rivals.
The Pirates are 23-37 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 National League. Bryan Reynolds leads the team with an average of .329.
The Reds are 28-34 against division opponents. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a combined team ERA of 4.20, Anthony DeSclafani paces the staff with a mark of 4.27. The Pirates won the last meeting 14-0. Trevor Williams earned his sixth victory and Colin Moran went 1-for-2 with a home run and four RBIs for Pittsburgh. Alex Wood registered his third loss for Cincinnati.
TOP PERFORMERS: Josh Bell leads the Pirates with 72 extra base hits and is batting .275. Starling Marte is 11-for-35 with two doubles, two home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 4-6, .203 batting average, 4.85 ERA, outscored by 21 runs
Reds: 4-6, .252 batting average, 5.77 ERA, outscored by 27 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).