Reds bring road skid into matchup against the Pirates

August 20, 2022 GMT

Cincinnati Reds (46-71, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (47-72, fourth in the NL Central)

Pittsburgh; Saturday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Justin Dunn (0-1, 8.64 ERA, 1.92 WHIP, six strikeouts); Pirates: Tyler Beede (1-2, 3.72 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 30 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pirates -127, Reds +107; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Cincinnati Reds hit the road against the Pittsburgh Pirates looking to end a four-game road losing streak.

Pittsburgh is 47-72 overall and 26-31 at home. The Pirates rank 10th in the NL with 117 total home runs, averaging 1.0 per game.

Cincinnati has gone 20-35 in road games and 46-71 overall. The Reds have a 32-13 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

The teams meet Saturday for the 11th time this season. The season series is tied 5-5.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bryan Reynolds has 14 doubles, three triples and 20 home runs while hitting .265 for the Pirates. Michael Chavis is 6-for-29 with two doubles and two home runs over the past 10 games.


Kyle Farmer has six home runs, 25 walks and 55 RBI while hitting .265 for the Reds. Jake Fraley is 11-for-35 with two doubles, three home runs and six RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 3-7, .240 batting average, 5.40 ERA, outscored by 11 runs

Reds: 2-8, .237 batting average, 5.76 ERA, outscored by 28 runs

INJURIES: Pirates: Mitch Keller: day-to-day (undisclosed), Ke’Bryan Hayes: 10-Day IL (back), Yerry De Los Santos: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), David Bednar: 15-Day IL (back), Dillon Peters: 15-Day IL (elbow), Max Kranick: 60-Day IL (elbow), Canaan Smith-Njigba: 60-Day IL (wrist), Roberto Perez: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Mears: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Reds: Joey Votto: 60-Day IL (rotator cuff), Aramis Garcia: 60-Day IL (finger), Robert Dugger: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Hunter Greene: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Tyler Stephenson: 60-Day IL (clavicle), Jeff Hoffman: 15-Day IL (forearm), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60-Day IL (forearm), Tony Santillan: 60-Day IL (back), Tejay Antone: 60-Day IL (elbow), Lucas Sims: 60-Day IL (back), Justin Wilson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Connor Overton: 60-Day IL (back), Daniel Duarte: 60-Day IL (elbow)


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