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Cincinnati Reds (43-53)


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@ StL 
W 8-2
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L 4-6
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Surging Pirates meet improving Reds

Back a few weeks ago, when the Pittsburgh Pirates were losing 31 times in 45 games and the Cincinnati Reds were still recovering from a 3-15 start, it was difficult to imagine a post-All-Star Game series between the two being very important.

But two of the majors' hottest teams will be on the field Friday night when the National League Central rivals begin their three-game series at Great American Ball Park, even though the standings would suggest otherwise, with the Pirates in fourth place and the Reds in fifth.

Despite their recent horrid stretch of play, the Pirates finished off the pre-All-Star break portion of the season with a five-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers and headed into the break on a six-game winning streak and with eight wins in nine games.

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Leaders
AVG: S. Gennett.326
HR: E. Suárez19
RBI: E. Suárez71
SB: B. Hamilton22
W: T. Mahle7
ERA: T. Mahle4.02
Saves: R. Iglesias19
K: T. Mahle98
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 5538.591-
Milwaukee 5543.5612.5
St. Louis 4846.5117.5
Pittsburgh 4849.4959
Cincinnati 4353.44813.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .260 (4)
Runs: 461 (7)
Hits: 866 (4)
Home Runs: 101 (20)
Stolen Bases: 49 (14)
OBP: .341 (2)
SLG: .405 (16)
Total Bases: 1349 (13)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.69 (26)
Runs Allowed: 493 (27)
Saves: 26 (13)
Strikeouts: 735 (25)
OpBA: .264 (27)
OBP: .334 (27)
SLG: .447 (27)
Run Support: 4.81 (8)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/18 S. Schebler Placed on 10-Day DL (Sprained AC joint, right shoulder)
7/13 A. Brice Called Up from Minors
7/12 T. Rainey Sent to Minors
7/6 R. Davis Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
7/6 D. Herrera Purchased From Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/15 S. Schebler Sprained AC joint, right shoulder (on 10-day DL)
5/30 H. Bailey Right knee inflammation (on 10-day DL)
5/20 A. Brice off 10-day DL
5/20 R. Iglesias off 10-day DL
4/13 J. Winker Shoulder (day-to-day)
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