Cincinnati faces Miami, looks to build on DeSclafani's solid showing
Miami; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Reds -150; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Anthony DeSclafani. DeSclafani threw seven innings, surrendering zero runs on two hits with eight strikeouts against Miami.
The Marlins are 27-43 on their home turf. Miami's team on-base percentage of .295 is last in the National League. Garrett Cooper leads the lineup with an OBP of .346.
The Reds have gone 26-38 away from home. The Cincinnati pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.19. Sonny Gray leads the team with a 2.86 earned run average. The Reds won the last meeting 5-0. Anthony DeSclafani earned his ninth victory and Aristides Aquino went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBIs for Cincinnati. Sandy Alcantara took his 12th loss for Miami.
TOP PERFORMERS: Brian Anderson leads the Marlins with 54 extra base hits and is slugging .468. Starlin Castro is 10-for-37 with three doubles, two home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Miami.
LAST 10 GAMES: Marlins: 2-8, .246 batting average, 5.83 ERA, outscored by 19 runs
Reds: 5-5, .252 batting average, 4.23 ERA, outscored by four runs
Marlins Injuries: Jordan Yamamoto: (arm), Jose Urena: (back), Drew Steckenrider: (elbow), Elieser Hernandez: (blister), Tayron Guerrero: (finger), Julian Fernandez: (elbow), Austin Brice: (forearm), JT Riddle: (forearm), Cesar Puello: (hip), Brian Anderson: (hand), Miguel Rojas: (hamstring), Chad Wallach: (concussion).