Pittsburgh’s Frazier places 12-game streak on the road towards the Reds

Cincinnati Reds (16-17, fourth in NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (15-20, fifth in NL Central)

Pittsburgh; Wednesday, 12:35 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Sonny Gray (0-2, 3.92 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 31 strikeouts) Pirates: Trevor Cahill (1-4, 6.75 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 26 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pirates +140, Red -161; over / under is 7 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh’s Frazier puts 12-game hit Streak on the line against the Reds.

The Pirates are 7-13 against NL Central opponents. Pittsburgh averages 3.3 RBIs per game this season. Colin Moran leads the team with a total of 19 runs.

The Reds are 8-6 in division matchups. Cincinnati has a collective on-base percentage of .321, good for third place in the National League. Jesse Winker leads the list with a mark of .432.

The Pirates won the last meeting 7-2. JT Brubaker took his third win and Adam Frazier went 2 for 5 with a home run and two RBIs for Pittsburgh. Jeff Hoffman suffered his third defeat for Cincinnati.

TOP PERFORMER: Phillip Evans leads the Pirates with four home runs and has eight RBIs.

Tyler Naquin leads the Reds with 24 RBIs, beating .266.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Pirates: 3-7, .225 batting average, 4.61 ERA, exceeded by 22 runs

Reds: 5-5, 0.244 batting average, 5.36 ERA, topped by 10 runs

INJURIES: Pirates: Jose Soriano: (elbow), Chad Kuhl: (right shoulder), Austin Davis: (elbow), Kyle Crick: (not known), Blake Cederlind: (elbow), Steven Brault: (lat trunk), Colin Moran: (left groin), Ke’Bryan Hayes: (wrist).

Reds: Michael Lorenzen: (shoulder), Brandon Bailey: (elbow), Aristides Aquino: (hand), Joey Votto: (thumb).


The Associated Press created this story with the technology of Data Skrive and data from Sports Radar.

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