Chicago White Sox (34-18, first in the AL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (26-27, third in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Sunday, 1:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Chicago: Dylan Cease (5-2, 3.20 ERA) Cincinnati: Michael Lorenzen (2-1, 4.56 ERA)
LINE: White Sox favoured by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Trevor Bauer. Bauer pitched seven innings, giving up two runs on five hits with five strikeouts against Chicago.
The Reds are 13-12 on their home turf. Cincinnati ranks last in the National League in hitting with a .212 batting average. Jesse Winker leads the team with an average of .259.
The White Sox are 17-8 in road games. The Chicago offence has compiled a .268 batting average as a team this season, good for first in the American League. Tim Anderson leads the team with a mark of .366.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nick Castellanos leads the Reds with 45 hits and has 30 RBIs.
Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 31 extra base hits and is batting .330.
INJURIES: Reds: Tyler Thornburg: (elbow), Wade Miley: (shoulder), Sonny Gray: (right mid-back), Jose De Leon: (groin), Matt Bowman: (elbow), Jesse Biddle: (shoulder).
White Sox: Carlos Rodon: (left shoulder), Evan Marshall: (shoulder), Jimmy Lambert: (forearm), Aaron Bummer: (left biceps), Leury Garcia: (thumb).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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