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Castillo expected to start for the Reds against Royals

August 18, 2020 GMT

Cincinnati Reds (9-11, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (9-14, fifth in the NL Central)

Kansas City, Kansas; Tuesday, 8:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Luis Castillo (0-2, 3.91 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 31 strikeouts) Royals: Brad Keller (2-0, .00 ERA, .91 WHIP, 10 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: The Cincinnati Reds visit the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday.

The Royals went 31-50 in home games in 2019. Kansas City hit .247 as a team with 3.0 extra base hits per game and 281 total doubles last year.

The Reds went 34-47 away from home in 2019. Cincinnati pitchers had an ERA of 4.18 last season with a staff WHIP of 1.26.

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The teams meet for the second time this season. The season series is tied 1-1.

INJURIES: Royals: Glenn Sparkman: (right forearm), Randy Rosario: (undisclosed), Mike Montgomery: (lat strain), Jakob Junis: (back), Foster Griffin: (forearm), Chance Adams: (undisclosed), Nick Heath: (left hamstring), Franchy Cordero: (right wrist), Kelvin Gutierrez: (elbow).

Reds: Pedro Strop: (groin), Robert Stephenson: (back), Wade Miley: (undisclosed), Matt Bowman: (right elbow), Mike Moustakas: (left quad).

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