Reds look to end 3-game losing streak against Brewers
Cincinnati; Thursday, 12 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: Chase Anderson (7-4, 4.30 ERA) Reds: Luis Castillo (15-7, 3.25 ERA)
LINE: Brewers -145; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati enters the game as losers of their last three games.
The Reds are 31-41 against opponents from the NL Central. The Cincinnati pitching staff owns a team ERA of 4.20, Sonny Gray leads the staff with a mark of 2.82.
The Brewers are 44-31 in division matchups. Milwaukee has hit 246 home runs this season, seventh in the league. Christian Yelich leads the club with 44, averaging one every 11.1 at-bats. The Brewers won the last meeting 9-2. Jordan Lyles earned his 12th victory and Ryan Braun went 1-for-2 with a home run and four RBIs for Milwaukee. Tyler Mahle took his 12th loss for Cincinnati.
Yelich leads the Brewers with 161 hits and has 97 RBIs. Eric Thames is 9-for-32 with two doubles, three home runs and four RBIs over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 4-6, .206 batting average, 4.05 ERA, outscored by 20 runs
Brewers: 9-1, .247 batting average, 1.60 ERA, outscored opponents by 38 runs