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    The Cleveland Guardians (58-62) have a 1-0 series lead and will look to sweep the Cincinnati Reds (62-59) on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park. The Reds are favored (-165) against the underdog Guardians (+140) in the matchup, which starts at 6:40 PM ET. Cincinnati’s Andrew Abbott and Cleveland’s Noah Syndergaard pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Reds vs. Guardians

    • Game Day: Wednesday, August 16, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Stadium: Great American Ball Park
    Reds vs Guardians Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Reds -165 9.5

    How Do I Watch the Reds vs. the Guardians?

    • TV Channel: BSOH

    Reds Stats & Trends

    Reds Batting

    • The Reds rank 14th in baseball with 139 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.
    • Cincinnati ranks 13th in the majors with a .251 batting average.
    • The Reds’ .328 on-base percentage is seventh-best in MLB.
    • Cincinnati strikes out 9.2 times per game, the fifth-worst average in the majors.
    • The Reds have hit 80 homers at home this season (1.3 per game).
    • Cincinnati is averaging 2.9 extra-base hits per game while slugging .419 at home.
    • The team averages 8.0 hits per game and is batting .243 at home this season.

    Reds Key Batters

    • Spencer Steer leads Cincinnati in OBP (.353), slugging percentage (.470) and total hits (117) this season. He has a .272 batting average.
    • He ranks 43rd in batting average, 34th in on-base percentage, and 38th in slugging among qualifying hitters in the majors.
    • TJ Friedl is batting .274 with 18 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs and 30 walks. He’s slugging .435 with an on-base percentage of .341.
    • He is 38th in batting average, 48th in on-base percentage and 70th in slugging among qualified hitters.
    • Matt McLain is batting .294 with a .500 slugging percentage and 41 RBI this year.
    • Tyler Stephenson is batting .245 with a .328 OBP and 39 RBI for Cincinnati this season.

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians have hit just 87 homers this season, which ranks last in the league.
    • Cleveland’s .250 batting average ranks 16th in the majors this season.
    • The Guardians have the 24th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.312).
    • Cleveland is the best at avoiding strikeouts in MLB this season with only 833 as a team.
    • They have averaged 0.8 home runs per game in their 61 road contests this season.
    • In 61 road games this season, it is slugging .380 with 162 hits going for extra bases.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .253 with 8.9 base hits per contest.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez has a team-best .356 on-base percentage. He’s batting .282 and slugging .485.
    • He ranks 22nd in batting average, 29th in on-base percentage and 30th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in the majors.
    • Steven Kwan is slugging .383 to lead his team. He has a batting average of .274 with an on-base percentage of .343.
    • His batting average ranks 38th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 46th, and he is 117th in slugging.
    • Andres Gimenez is hitting .242 with 21 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 27 walks.
    • Myles Straw is hitting .237 with 15 doubles, three triples, a home run and 36 walks.

    Reds vs. Guardians Probable Pitchers

    Andrew Abbott (CIN) Pitcher Noah Syndergaard (CLE)
    7 – 3 W/L 2 – 5
    76.1 IP 72.1
    2.95 ERA 6.35
    1.114 WHIP 1.396
    9.8 K/9 5.7
    3.2 BB/9 1.6

    Reds vs. Guardians Injury Updates

    • Reds: Curt Casali: 10 Day IL (Foot), Jonathan India: 10 Day IL (Heel), Jake Fraley: 10 Day IL (Toe), Ben Lively: 15 Day IL (Pectoral), Hunter Greene: 60 Day IL (Hip), Nick Lodolo: 60 Day IL (Calf), Reiver Sanmartin: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Connor Overton: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tejay Antone: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Dunn: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)
    • Guardians: Josh Naylor: 10 Day IL (Side), David Fry: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Cal Quantrill: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Shane Bieber: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Triston McKenzie: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

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