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    The Pittsburgh Pirates (58-97) have a 2-0 series lead and will go for a sweep of the Cincinnati Reds (60-95) on Wednesday at PNC Park. The Pirates are favored (-116) against the underdog Reds (-103) in the matchup, which starts at 12:35 PM ET. Pittsburgh’s Bryse Wilson starts against Cincinnati’s Luis Cessa.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Pirates vs. Reds

    • Game Day: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    • Game Time: 12:35 PM ET
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: PNC Park
    Pirates vs Reds Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Pirates -116 8

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates are 17th in baseball with 155 home runs. They average 1.0 per game.
    • The Pirates have the second-worst batting average in the majors (.221).
    • The Pirates are 28th in the league with an on-base percentage of .289.
    • The Pirates strike out 9.4 times per game, the second-worst mark in the league.
    • The Pirates average 0.9 homers per home game this season (73 total at home).
    • The Pirates are slugging .368 with 2.5 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • The club averages 7.3 hits per game and is batting .226 at home this season.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh in OBP (.346), slugging percentage (.463) and total hits (137) this season.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in baseball, Reynolds’ batting average ranks 56th, his on-base percentage ranks 37th, and he is 38th in slugging.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes is batting .247 with 24 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 46 walks.
    • Among all qualified batters, Hayes is 88th in batting average, 83rd in on-base percentage and 125th in slugging percentage.
    • Hayes heads into this matchup looking to extend his two-game hit streak. In his last five games he is hitting .333 with a double, a walk and three RBI.
    • Ben Gamel has 83 hits this season and has a slash line of .233/.323/.365.
    • Gamel heads into this game with two games in a row with at least one hit. In his last five games he is batting .286 with two walks.
    • Oneil Cruz has 17 home runs, 51 RBI and a batting average of .228 this season.
    • Cruz brings a three-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .348 with a double and a walk.

    Reds Stats & Trends

    Reds Batting

    • The Reds rank 18th in Major League Baseball with 152 home runs.
    • The Reds’ .237 batting average ranks 21st in the league this season.
    • The Reds have an OBP of .305 this season, which ranks 23rd in MLB.
    • The Reds rank 24th in strikeouts per game (8.8) among MLB offenses.
    • In 77 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 64 homers, an average of 0.8 per contest.
    • They are slugging .351 in 77 road games this season.
    • In 77 road games this season, they have a batting average of .226 while averaging 7.6 base hits per contest.

    Reds Key Batters

    • Kyle Farmer has 127 hits with a .314 on-base percentage and a .383 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Reds.
    • Farmer is 74th in batting average, 91st in on-base percentage and 112th in slugging percentage among all qualifying batters in the big leagues.
    • Jonathan India has 15 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 30 walks while batting .248.
    • TJ Friedl has 10 doubles, five triples, eight home runs and 18 walks while hitting .249.
    • Jake Fraley is batting .249 with nine doubles, 10 home runs and 23 walks.

    Pirates vs. Reds Probable Pitchers

    Wilson Cessa
    19 GS 8
    3-9 W-L 4-4
    5.95 ERA 4.78
    104.1 IP 69.2
    29 BB 25
    72 SO 53

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