Milwaukee Brewers to visit Cincinnati Reds


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Milwaukee Brewers (53-39, first in NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (48-42, second in NL Central)

Cincinnati; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCH LIKELY: Brewers: TBD Reds: Tyler Mahle (7-3, 3.59 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 118 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Reds +100, Brewers -120; plus / minus is even

BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati and Milwaukee will meet on Friday.

The Reds are 23-20 in home games in 2020. The Cincinnati pitching staff have averaged 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings, with Tyler Mahle leading them at 11.1.

The Brewers are 26-18 on the road. Milwaukee has hit 0.379 this season. Omar Narvaez leads the club with a slugging percentage of 0.469, including 20 extra base hits and eight homers.

The Reds won the last game 3-1. Ryan Hendrix claimed his fifth victory and Nicholas Castellanos went 2 for 5 with a double and two RBIs for Cincinnati. Josh Hader recorded his second loss for Milwaukee.

BEST PERFORMERS: Nick Castellanos leads the Reds with 48 extra hits and hits .331.

Avisail Garcia leads the Brewers with 55 RBIs and hits .253.

LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 8-2, 0.231 batting average, 2.13 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 points

Brewers: 4-6, 0.230 batting average, 2.36 ERA, edged opponents by 11 points

INJURIES: Reds: Art Warren: (oblique), Lucas Sims: (elbow), Michael Lorenzen: (shoulder), Jeff Hoffman: (shoulder), Sonny Gray: (rib cage), Michael Feliz: (elbow), Brandon Bailey: (elbow), Tejay Antone: (forearm), Nick Senzel: (knee), Mike Moustakas: (heel), Alex Blandino: (hand).

Brewers: Justin Topa: (elbow), Dylan File: (elbow), Lorenzo Cain: (hamstrings), Kolten Wong: (calf), Daniel Vogelbach: (hamstrings), Travis Shaw: (shoulder), Mark Mathias : (shoulder).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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