Roark expected to start for the Reds against the Braves
Cincinnati; Wednesday, 6 p.m. EDT
LINE: Braves favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati and Atlanta will face off at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday.
The Reds are 6-5 in home games. Cincinnati’s team on-base percentage of .271 is last in the majors. Tucker Barnhart leads the club with an OBP of .362.
The Braves are 4-5 on the road. Atlanta ranks fifth in the MLB in hitting with a .266 batting average, Nick Markakis leads the team with an average of .329. The Reds won the last meeting 7-6. Robert Stephenson earned his second victory and Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for Cincinnati. Kevin Gausman took his second loss for Atlanta.
LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 5-5, .198 batting average, 3.89 ERA, outscored by two runs
Braves: 4-6, .271 batting average, 5.26 ERA, outscored by one run