Reds look to stop 5-game skid against Pirates
Pittsburgh; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Reds -153; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati enters the matchup as losers of their last five games.
The Pirates are 29-45 against teams from the NL Central. The Pittsburgh offense has compiled a .266 batting average as a team this season, good for sixth in the majors. Bryan Reynolds leads the team with an average of .316.
The Reds are 31-43 in division games. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a combined team ERA of 4.21, Trevor Bauer leads the staff with a mark of 4.56. The Pirates won the last meeting 6-5. Yacksel Rios earned his first victory and Kevin Newman went 2-for-4 with two home runs and five RBIs for Pittsburgh. Raisel Iglesias registered his 12th loss for Cincinnati.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 4-6, .249 batting average, 4.85 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
Reds: 3-7, .220 batting average, 4.82 ERA, outscored by 24 runs
Pirates Injuries: Jameson Taillon: (elbow), Edgar Santana: (elbow), Chad Kuhl: (elbow), Kyle Crick: (finger), Nick Burdi: (biceps), Chris Archer: (shoulder), Bryan Reynolds: (hamstring), Gregory Polanco: (shoulder), Jason Martin: (shoulder), Starling Marte: (wrist), Lonnie Chisenhall: (finger), Josh Bell: (hamstring), Elias Diaz: (knee).