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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds Pick & Prediction APR 7TH 2021

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951Pittsburgh Pirates
952Cincinnati Reds

OP
8.5
-180
CU
8.5o 100
-1.5 -110
ML
400
475
Partials
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
5 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 0
Score
4
11
Recap

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds Recap APR 7TH 2021

Mike Moustakas, Brian Goodwin and Joey Votto homered Monday to lift Cincinnati Reds past the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates 9-4 for a sweep of the teams' doubleheader.

The Reds (23-26) have won three straight.

Ke'Bryan Hayes hit a two-run homer, Josh Bell a solo homer and Colin Moran drove in a run with a double for the Pirates (14-32), who lost their sixth in a row.

Cincinnati starter Anthony DeSclafani went 4 2/3 innings, allowing four runs and seven hits, striking out seven and walking one. Sal Romano (0-1), in his first appearance this season, picked up the win, getting the only batter he faced to end the fifth.

Pittsburgh starter Mitch Keller, just off the injured list (oblique), pitched three innings. He gave up three runs and two hits, with four strikeouts and four walks.

Nik Turley (0-2) was charged with two runs in two-thirds of an inning in the Reds' go-ahead fifth.

The Pirates took 1-0 lead in the first. With one out, Adam Frazier got hit by a pitch. An out later, Moran doubled to left to drive in Frazier.

Cincinnati's Eugenio Suarez walked in the second before Goodwin homered to left, his sixth, for a 2-1 Reds lead.

In the third, Votto hit a homer to right, his ninth, to increase the lead to 3-1. Votto also homered in the first game.

Bell led off the fourth with his seventh homer, to center, pulling the Pirates to within 3-2.

Pittsburgh nabbed a brief lead in the fifth. Frazier singled to right with two outs. Hayes, appearing in his 10th big league game, hit his second homer of the season to make it 4-3.

In the bottom of the fifth, Shogo Akiyama singled and moved to second on a wild pitch. Nick Castellanos struck out, and Pittsburgh lifted Derek Holland in favor of Turley. Votto struck out, but Eugenio Suarez walked. Moustakas then blasted his fifth homer, to center, to put the Reds up 6-4.

The Reds added three in the sixth without a hit.

Reliever Geoff Hartlieb hit Freddy Galvis, and then walked Kyle Farmer, Curt Casali and Akiyama to force in a run. Castellanos' fielder's choice coupled with shortstop Erik Gonzalez's error brought in Farmer, making it 8-4. Votto walked, and Casali came home on a Hartlieb wild pitch for a 9-4 spread.

--Field Level Media

Tyler Naquin led off the bottom of the first with a home run for the second straight day, Kyle Farmer added a two-run double later in the inning and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game demolition of the Pittsburgh Pirates with an 11-4 romp on Wednesday afternoon.

Luis Castillo (1-1), bombed for eight hits and eight earned runs in an Opening Day loss to St. Louis, rebounded with seven shutout innings, limiting the Pirates to four hits. He walked one and struck out five.

Chad Kuhl (0-1), battling his control for the second consecutive start, took the loss.

Less than 24 hours after taking Trevor Cahill's fourth pitch deep to ignite a 14-1 romp, Naquin jumped on Kuhl's first offering for his fourth home run of the season.

Kuhl's problems were just getting started. After an error put Nick Castellanos on base, Kuhl walked Joey Votto, Mike Moustakas and Nick Senzel to force in a second run.

Jonathan India's sacrifice fly made it 3-0 before Farmer capped a five-run uprising with his two-RBI double.

Castellanos added a homer, also his fourth of the season, in the fifth inning before Tyler Stephenson hit his first and Aristides Aquino added his second in back-to-back fashion in the eighth for the Reds, who outscored the Pirates 30-8 in the three-game sweep.

Kuhl, who lasted only three innings on Opening Day despite allowing just one hit, made it through only four his second time around despite not allowing a hit past the first inning.

He was charged with five runs (four earned) on two hits, walking five and striking out five. He now has eight walks in seven innings this season.

Senzel finished with two hits, including a triple, two RBIs and two runs for the Reds, who have won five straight since their loss on Opening Day.

India totaled three RBIs, while Castellanos, Votto and Moustakas also scored twice apiece.

Now winless in five straight since an Opening Day win over the Chicago Cubs, the Pirates were held scoreless until Erik Gonzalez belted a grand slam, the first of his career and his first homer of the season, off Amir Garrett.

Wilmer Difo had three hits, including a leadoff double in the ninth, and Phillip Evans had two for the Pirates, who were out-hit 10-7.

--Field Level Media

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GAMES

Last 10

W 67% L 33%
6 3
  • @Detroit D 0 - 0
  • @Milwaukee W 6 - 5
  • @Milwaukee L 1 - 7
  • @Milwaukee W 6 - 1
  • San Diego L 8 - 3
  • San Diego W 1 - 5
  • San Diego W 4 - 8
  • San Diego L 6 - 2
  • Chi. Cubs W 1 - 7
  • Chi. Cubs W 2 - 8
W 40% L 60%
4 6
  • Arizona L 5 - 4
  • Cleveland L 6 - 3
  • Cleveland W 2 - 3
  • Cleveland W 3 - 10
  • @San Francisco L 0 - 3
  • @San Francisco L 6 - 7
  • @San Francisco W 3 - 0
  • @Arizona L 0 - 7
  • @Arizona L 3 - 8
  • @Arizona W 6 - 5

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Last Meetings

  • Pirates @ Reds 4-11
  • Pirates @ Reds 1-14
  • Pirates @ Reds 3-5
  • Pirates @ Reds 0-1
  • Pirates @ Reds 1-4
  • Pirates @ Reds 4-9
  • Pirates @ Reds 1-3
  • Reds @ Pirates 2-3
  • Reds @ Pirates 6-2
  • Pirates @ Reds 4-3

American League

American League CentralWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Kansas City Royals96 .6000.04.24.2 7-42-26-0-4
Cleveland Indians87 .5331.03.83.5 4-14-66-0-4
Chicago White Sox89 .4712.04.84.1 3-35-65-0-5
Minnesota Twins68 .4292.54.84.4 2-54-33-0-7
Detroit Tigers610 .3753.53.45.2 3-33-73-0-7
American League EastWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Boston Red Sox116 .6470.05.64.0 5-56-17-0-3
Tampa Bay Rays98 .5292.04.24.8 3-46-46-0-4
Baltimore Orioles79 .4383.54.04.3 1-66-33-0-7
Toronto Blue Jays79 .4383.54.13.6 3-34-64-0-6
New York Yankees510 .3335.03.74.3 3-62-42-0-8
American League WestWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Seattle Mariners116 .6470.04.44.5 6-45-28-0-2
Oakland Athletics97 .5631.54.35.0 5-64-19-0-1
Los Angeles Angels86 .5711.55.45.3 5-33-35-0-5
Texas Rangers89 .4713.03.84.4 3-65-35-0-5
Houston Astros78 .4673.04.84.4 1-56-33-0-7

National League

National League CentralWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Milwaukee Brewers97 .5630.04.33.3 4-55-26-0-4
Cincinnati Reds87 .5330.56.14.5 6-32-44-0-6
St. Louis Cardinals88 .5001.05.25.2 2-46-44-0-6
Pittsburgh Pirates79 .4382.04.15.1 4-33-66-0-4
Chicago Cubs69 .4002.53.44.9 4-52-43-0-7
National League EastWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Philadelphia Phillies88 .5000.03.63.8 7-31-53-0-7
New York Mets74 .636-1.53.43.4 4-13-36-0-3
Miami Marlins78 .4670.54.44.2 3-64-26-0-3
Atlanta Braves79 .4381.05.15.2 3-44-55-0-5
Washington Nationals59 .3572.03.65.2 3-52-44-0-6
National League WestWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Los Angeles Dodgers134 .7650.05.53.3 6-07-48-0-2
San Francisco Giants106 .6252.53.22.9 5-15-57-0-3
San Diego Padres108 .5563.53.93.3 5-65-25-0-5
Arizona Diamondbacks610 .3756.54.65.2 2-34-74-0-6
Colorado Rockies412 .2508.54.14.8 4-60-62-0-8

Last Injuries

Cincinnati Reds

  • Mike Moustakas

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Moustakas has been assigned to the 10-day injured list due to an illness, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.

  • Nick Castellanos

    Suspension
    Elig Thurs | out

    Castellanos is serving a two-game suspension for his role in an on-field incident, and he is eligible to return Thursday versus the Diamondbacks.

  • Aristides Aquino

    Wrist
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Aquino has been shifted to the 10-day injured list after undergoing surgery for a fractured left wrist, and there is no timetable for his return.

  • Alex Blandino

    Undisclosed
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Blandino has been shuttled to the 10-day injured list with an undisclosed injury, and there is no timetable for his return.

  • Michael Lorenzen

    Shoulder
    Late May | 60-day IL

    Lorenzen has wound up on the 60-day injured list managing a right shoulder strain, and he is expected to miss until the later parts of May.

  • Shogo Akiyama

    Hamstring
    Late April | 10-day IL

    Akiyama has been posted to the 10-day injured list due to a left hamstring strain, and he will out of the lineup until the end of April.

  • Sonny Gray

    Back
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Gray has been activated from the 10-day injured list with a back injury, and it is unknown if he will be available to face the Reds on Saturday.

  • Jesse Winker

    Calf
    Prob Mon | probable

    Winker has missed the previous three games with cramping in his calf, but it is likely that he will take the field versus the Giants on Monday.

Pittsburgh Pirates

  • Michael Feliz

    Finger
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Feliz has been shifted to the 10-day injured list with a cracked middle finger nail, and there is no timetable for his return.

  • Ke'Bryan Hayes

    Wrist
    Early May | 10-day IL

    Hayes has wound up on the 10-day injured list with a left wrist injury, and he is projected to come off the IL in the early part of May.

  • Phillip Evans

    Rest
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Evans will not be in the starting lineup versus the Padres on Thursday, as he will receive a day of rest.

  • Bryan Reynolds

    Rest
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Reynolds will be absent from the starting lineup as he will be given a day of rest.