Cincinnati Reds (15-16, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (14-19, fifth in the NL Central) Pittsburgh; Monday, 6:35 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Tyler Mahle (1-1, 2.94 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 41 strikeouts) Pirates: Mitch Keller (2-3, 6.29 ERA, 1.69 WHIP, 24 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pirates +119, Reds -138; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh heads into the matchup after a dominant performance by Tyler Anderson. Anderson threw eight innings, giving up two runs on four hits with six strikeouts against Chicago. The Pirates are 6-12 against NL Central opponents. Pittsburgh has slugged .346, last in the league. Colin Moran leads the team with a .468 slugging percentage, including 11 extra-base hits and four home runs. The Reds are 7-5 against teams from the NL Central. Cincinnati has slugged .424, good for first in the MLB. Nick Castellanos leads the team with a .632 slugging percentage, including 17 extra-base hits and nine home runs. The Reds won the last meeting 11-4. Luis Castillo secured his first victory and Nick Senzel went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and two RBIs for Cincinnati. Chad Kuhl took his first loss for Pittsburgh. TOP PERFORMERS: Adam Frazier ranks second on the Pirates with 12 extra base hits and is batting .300. Castellanos leads the Reds with 36 hits and has 21 RBIs. LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 2-8, .222 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored by 21 runs Reds: 6-4, .225 batting average, 5.24 ERA, outscored by 15 runs INJURIES: Pirates: Jose Soriano: (elbow), Chad Kuhl: (right shoulder), Austin Davis: (elbow), Blake Cederlind: (elbow), Steven Brault: (lat strain), Bryan Reynolds: (lower body), Gregory Polanco: (undisclosed), Hunter Owen: (hand), 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 using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
The series finale between the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers scheduled for Sunday at Comerica Park was postponed because of rain before the game got started. The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on July 16, which originally had been set as a night game in Detroit. Minnesota won Friday’s series opener 7-3 after two rain delays, then lost Saturday by the same score.
CLEVELAND — The three-game series finale between the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians set for Sunday has been postponed by rain and re-scheduled for Aug. 9. A wet forecast on Mother’s Day forced the postponement about three hours before the scheduled first pitch at Progressive Field. Ohio's baseball teams split the first two games in the series. Cincinnati's Wade Miley pitched the season's fourth no-hitter on Friday night, a 3-0 win, and the Indians bounced back Saturday with a 9-2 pounding of the Reds. The Reds will play on Monday in Pittsburgh. The Indians, who have won 10 of 13, open a two-game series Tuesday at home against the Chicago Cubs. Cleveland ace Shane Bieber is expected to start. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press