Milwaukee Brewers (35-30, second in NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (23-40, fifth in NL Central)
Cincinnati; Friday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
LIKELY TO PITCH: Brewers: Eric Lauer (5-2, 3.36 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 67 strikeouts); Reds: Hunter Greene (3-7, 5.10 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 79 strikeouts)
LINE: Brewers -112, Reds -108; over/under is 9 points
BOTTOM LINE: The Cincinnati Reds open a three-game home series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday.
Cincinnati is 23-40 overall and 12-17 in home games. The Reds went 13-28 in games when they allowed a home run.
Milwaukee is 35-30 overall and 20-18 in road games. The Brewers rank third in the NL with 81 total homers, an average of 1.2 per game.
Friday’s game is the seventh time these teams have met this season. The Brewers hold a 4-2 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Drury leads Cincinnati with 13 home runs while hitting .515. Tommy Pham is 10-for-37 with two home runs and four RBIs in the last 10 games.
Rowdy Tellez ranks second on the Brewers with a .252 batting average and has 14 doubles, 10 homers, 17 walks and 38 RBIs. Christian Yelich is 14 for 43 with two home runs and two RBIs in the last 10 games.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Reds: 5-5, .278 batting average, 4.19 ERA, beat opponents by three runs
Brewers: 2-8, .240 batting average, 5.38 ERA, outscored by 20 runs
INJURIES: Reds: Aristides Aquino: IL 10 days (calf), Jake Fraley: IL 60 days (knee), Tyler Stephenson: IL 10 days (hand), Vladimir Gutierrez: IL 15 days (forearm), Tyler Naquin: IL 10 days (quadriceps), Justin Wilson: IL 60 days (elbow), Connor Overton: IL 60 days (back), Donovan Solano: IL 60 days (hamstrings), Lucas Sims: IL 15 days (lower back), Nick Lodolo: IL 10 days (back), Daniel Duarte: IL 60 days (elbow), Max Schrock: IL 60 days (calf), Justin Dunn: IL 60 days (shoulder), Tejay Antone: IL 60 days (undisclosed)
Brewers: Aaron Ashby: Day to Day (Forearm), Freddy Peralta: 60 Day IL (Lat), Kolten Wong: 10 Day IL (Calf), Alex Jackson: 10 Day IL (Finger), Trevor Gott: 15 Day IL days (groin), Michael Brosseau: IL 10 days (ankle), Jake Cousins: IL 60 days (elbow), Justin Topa: IL 60 days (elbow), Brandon Woodruff: IL 15 days (ankle), Luis Perdomo: IL 15 days (elbow), Jandel Gustave: IL 15 days (hamstrings)