Reds and Brewers meet, winner claims 3-game series
Milwaukee Brewers (19-11, first in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (6-24, fifth in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Wednesday, 12:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: Adrian Houser (3-2, 3.42 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 22 strikeouts); Reds: Vladimir Gutierrez (0-5, 8.86 ERA, 2.02 WHIP, 13 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Brewers -200, Reds +169; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Both the Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers are looking for a series win with a victory on Wednesday.
Cincinnati has gone 4-9 at home and 6-24 overall. The Reds have a 4-1 record in games when they out-hit their opponents.
Milwaukee has a 10-4 record at home and a 19-11 record overall. The Brewers have gone 6-3 in games decided by one run.
The teams match up Wednesday for the sixth time this season. The Brewers are ahead 4-1 in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Drury leads the Reds with a .274 batting average, and has seven doubles, six home runs, seven walks and 18 RBI. Mike Moustakas is 10-for-29 with a home run and four RBI over the past 10 games.
Rowdy Tellez has a .253 batting average to rank second on the Brewers, and has nine doubles and seven home runs. Christian Yelich is 11-for-38 with two home runs and seven RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 3-7, .220 batting average, 7.31 ERA, outscored by 20 runs
Brewers: 6-4, .260 batting average, 4.14 ERA, outscored opponents by 19 runs
INJURIES: Reds: Nick Senzel: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Joey Votto: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Jonathan India: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Jake Fraley: 10-Day IL (knee), Nick Lodolo: 10-Day IL (back), Justin Wilson: 10-Day IL (elbow), Daniel Duarte: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jose Garcia: 10-Day IL (hand), Mike Minor: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Max Schrock: 60-Day IL (calf), Donovan Solano: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Justin Dunn: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Tejay Antone: 60-Day IL (undisclosed)
Brewers: Andrew McCutchen: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Jake Cousins: 10-Day IL (elbow), Justin Topa: 10-Day IL (elbow)