Cincinnati Reds (20-25, fourth in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (19-19, second in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Saturday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cincinnati: Tejay Antone (0-1, 2.49 ERA) St. Louis: Dakota Hudson (2-2, 3.19 ERA)
LINE: Cardinals favoured by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati heads into the matchup fresh off a dominant performance by Luis Castillo. Castillo threw nine innings, surrendering one run on two hits with six strikeouts against St. Louis.
The Cardinals are 12-11 against teams from the NL Central. St. Louis' team on-base percentage of .336 is fifth in the majors. Paul Goldschmidt leads the lineup with an OBP of .454.
The Reds have gone 14-17 against division opponents. Cincinnati has hit 66 home runs this season, seventh in the league. Nick Castellanos leads the club with 12, averaging one every 13.3 at-bats.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tyler O'Neill leads the Cardinals with five home runs and is slugging .373.
Castellanos leads the Reds with 38 hits and is batting .238.
INJURIES: Cardinals: Ricardo Sanchez: (elbow), Miles Mikolas: (forearm), Kwang Hyun Kim: (kidney), Giovanny Gallegos: (groin), John Brebbia: (elbow), Dexter Fowler: (stomach).
Reds: Tyler Thornburg: (elbow), Wade Miley: (shoulder), Matt Bowman: (right elbow), Jesse Biddle: (shoulder), Jesse Winker: (back), Mike Moustakas: (foot).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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