Cincinnati Reds (16-21, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (11-24, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Friday, 4:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cincinnati: Luis Castillo (0-5, 4.34 ERA) Pittsburgh: Steven Brault (0-1, 4.00 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh and Cincinnati will meet on Friday.
The Pirates are 10-13 against opponents from the NL Central. Pittsburgh has a team on-base percentage of .281, last in the National League. Jacob Stallings leads the team with a mark of .391.
The Reds are 10-13 in division play. Cincinnati has hit 56 home runs this season, fifth in the National League. Jesse Winker leads the club with 10, averaging one every 10.5 at-bats.
TOP PERFORMERS: Colin Moran leads the Pirates with 13 extra base hits and is batting .266.
Nick Castellanos leads the Reds with 19 extra base hits and is batting .246.
INJURIES: Pirates: Jameson Taillon: (elbow), Mitch Keller: (left side), Keone Kela: (forearm), Clay Holmes: (right forearm), Michael Feliz: (right forearm), Nick Burdi: (right elbow), Chris Archer: (neck), Kevin Kramer: (hip), Phillip Evans: (broken jaw/concussion), Luke Maile: (finger).
Reds: Wade Miley: (shoulder), Matt Bowman: (right elbow), Jesse Biddle: (shoulder).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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