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    The Pittsburgh Pirates (56-97) and the Cincinnati Reds (60-93) square off in the first of a three-game series on Monday at PNC Park, starting at 6:35 PM ET. The favored Pirates (-138) are coming off of a 1-3 series loss to the Cubs, and the underdog Reds (+117) enter the matchup after a 1-3 series loss to the Brewers. Pittsburgh’s Roansy Contreras and Cincinnati’s Chase Anderson will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Pirates vs. Reds

    • Game Day: Monday, September 26, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:35 PM ET
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: PNC Park
    Pirates vs Reds Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Pirates -138 8

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates rank 17th in baseball with 155 total home runs.
    • The Pirates rank 29th in MLB with a .220 batting average.
    • The Pirates are 28th in baseball with an on-base percentage of .287.
    • The Pirates’ 9.4 strikeouts per game are the second-most in baseball.
    • The Pirates have hit 73 home runs at home this season (one per game).
    • The Pirates are averaging 2.5 extra-base hits per game while slugging .367 in home contests.
    • At home this season the club averages 7.2 hits per game and is batting .224.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh with 136 hits and an OBP of .347, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .468.
    • Among the qualified hitters in MLB, Reynolds’ batting average ranks 52nd, his on-base percentage ranks 35th, and he is 33rd in slugging.
    • Reynolds has recorded a base hit in four games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .412 with two doubles, two home runs, three walks and four RBI.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes has 24 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 46 walks while batting .245.
    • Among qualifiers, Hayes is 91st in batting average, 89th in on-base percentage and 123rd in slugging percentage.
    • Ben Gamel has 82 hits this season and has a slash line of .231/.322/.363.
    • Michael Chavis has been key for Pittsburgh with 92 hits, an OBP of .265 plus a slugging percentage of .389.

    Reds Stats & Trends

    Reds Batting

    • The Reds’ 150 home runs rank 19th in Major League Baseball.
    • The Reds have a team batting average of .238 this season, which ranks 20th among MLB teams.
    • The Reds have an OBP of .306 this season, which ranks 22nd in MLB.
    • The Reds rank 24th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.8 whiffs per contest.
    • They have averaged 0.8 home runs per game in their 75 road contests this season.
    • In 75 road games this season, they’re slugging .353 with 181 hits going for extra bases.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .228 with 7.7 base hits per contest.

    Reds Key Batters

    • Kyle Farmer has racked up 125 hits with a .313 on-base percentage and a .384 slugging percentage, all club-bests for the Reds.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Farmer is 73rd in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 93rd and he is 110th in slugging.
    • Jonathan India has 14 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 29 walks while hitting .249.
    • TJ Friedl is batting .249 with 10 doubles, five triples, seven home runs and 18 walks.
    • Jake Fraley is hitting .249 with nine doubles, 10 home runs and 23 walks.

    Pirates vs. Reds Probable Pitchers

    Contreras Anderson
    16 GS 5
    5-5 W-L 2-3
    3.68 ERA 5.21
    88.0 IP 19.0
    37 BB 11
    84 SO 18

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