Milwaukee Brewers (34-26, first in NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (28-30, fourth in NL Central)
Cincinnati; Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCH LIKELY: Brewers: Brett Anderson (2-3, 4.42 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 21 strikeouts) Reds: Vladimir Gutierrez (1-1, 2.70 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 6 strikeouts )
BOTTOM LINE: Avisail Garcia and the Brewers face the Reds on Wednesday.
The Reds are 15-11 against opponents from NL Central. Cincinnati scored 0.427, good for second place in the National League. Jesse Winker leads the team with a slugging percentage of 0.654, including 28 more hits and 17 homers.
The Brewers went 13-9 against opponents in the division. Milwaukee ranks last in the National League for batting with a .211 batting average. Omar Narvaez leads the club with an average of 0.315.
The Brewers won the last game 5-1. Adrian Houser claimed his fourth victory and Avisail Garcia went 2 for 4 with a homerun and two RBIs for Milwaukee. Ryan Hendrix suffered his first loss for Cincinnati.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nick Castellanos leads the Reds with 32 more hits and hits 0.624.
Garcia leads the Brewers with 12 home runs and 34 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 6-4, 0.246 batting average, 4.91 ERA, outscored by five points
Brewers: 9-1, batting average of 0.223, ERA of 2.59, edged opponents by 23 points
INJURIES: Reds: Michael Lorenzen: (shoulder), Jeff Hoffman: (shoulder), Sonny Gray: (undisclosed), Michael Feliz: (elbow), Brandon Bailey: (elbow), Nick Senzel: (knee), Tyler Naquin: (hamstrings), Aristides Aquino: (hand), Max Schrock: (calf), Mike Moustakas: (heel), Alex Blandino: (hand).
Brewers: Justin Topa: (elbow), Angel Perdomo: (back), Dylan File: (elbow), Derek Fisher: (left hamstring), Lorenzo Cain: (hamstring), Kolten Wong: (oblique), Mark Mathias: (shoulder)).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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