Reds play Angels, aim to build on Gray’s strong performance
Cincinnati; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Patrick Sandoval (0-0, 0.00 ERA) Reds: Luis Castillo (10-4, 2.63 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Sonny Gray. Gray went seven innings, surrendering zero runs on four hits with seven strikeouts against Atlanta.
The Reds are 29-26 in home games. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a team ERA of 4.03, Luis Castillo paces the staff with a mark of 2.70.
The Angels are 27-29 in road games. Los Angeles hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .328 this season, led by Mike Trout with a mark of .426.
Trout leads the Angels with 36 home runs and has 87 RBIs. Matt Thaiss is 9-for-28 with a double, four home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 6-4, .259 batting average, 4.87 ERA, outscored by five runs
Angels: 2-8, .214 batting average, 5.94 ERA, outscored by 29 runs
Angels Injuries: Noe Ramirez: 10-day IL (infection), Felix Pena: 10-day IL (knee), Keynan Middleton: 60-day IL (elbow), Andrew Heaney: 10-day IL (shoulder), Griffin Canning: 10-day IL (undisclosed), Luke Bard: day-to-day (elbow), Andrelton Simmons: 10-day IL (foot), Tommy La Stella: 10-day IL (tibia), Zack Cozart: 60-day IL (shoulder).