Chicago Cubs (12-15, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (12-14, third in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Sunday, 1:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Trevor Williams (2-2, 4.44 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 27 strikeouts) Reds: Tyler Mahle (1-1, 1.40 ERA, .97 WHIP, 36 strikeouts)
LINE: Reds -144, Cubs +125; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati and Chicago will face off on Sunday.
The Reds are 6-5 against NL Central teams. Cincinnati has hit 38 home runs this season, second in the National League. Nick Castellanos leads them with seven, averaging one every 14.3 at-bats.
The Cubs are 7-10 in division play. The Chicago offense has compiled a .218 batting average as a team this season, Kris Bryant leads the team with a mark of .308.
The Cubs won the last meeting 3-2. Rex Brothers earned his first victory and Nico Hoerner went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Chicago. Luis Castillo took his third loss for Cincinnati.
TOP PERFORMERS: Castellanos leads the Reds with 14 extra base hits and is slugging .590.
Bryant leads the Cubs with seven home runs and is batting .308.
LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 3-7, .226 batting average, 5.36 ERA, outscored by 16 runs
Cubs: 4-6, .246 batting average, 4.86 ERA, outscored by four runs
INJURIES: Reds: Michael Lorenzen: (shoulder), Brandon Bailey: (elbow), Jesse Winker: (back), Aristides Aquino: (hand), Shogo Akiyama: (hamstring), Jonathan India: (undisclosed).
Cubs: Rowan Wick: (oblique), Shelby Miller: (back), Trevor Megill: (forearm), Jonathan Holder: (shoulder), Joc Pederson: (wrist), Austin Romine: (left wrist), Willson Contreras: (right thigh).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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