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Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds Free Pick - 8/18/13

Cincinnati Reds (69-54) at Milwaukee Brewers (54-69)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 2:10 pm (Miller Park)

Homer Bailey (R) (7-10) (3.808) vs. Wily Peralta (R) (8-12) (4.303)

Milwaukee Brewers +130 / Cincinnati Reds -140 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds


The Cincinnati Reds are in danger on Sunday of dropping a series at the Milwaukee Brewers.

Milwaukee has taken the last two games, Saturday's tilt 2-0. The Brewers outhit Cincinnati 6-5, but made most of their one hit with Runners In Scoring Position. Logan Schafer doubled in Khris Davis and Scooter Gennett. Ryan Ludwick's single advanced RISP, but didn't score any. Mat Latos (12-4, 3.02 ERA) was the losing pitcher despite going seven innings.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds Free Pick - 8/18/13

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The Reds change aces to Homer Bailey (7-10, 3.81 ERA) on Sunday. Bailey had dropped four in a row, four straight road starts as well, before wining 4-1 at the San Diego Padres July 31. Bailey conceded an unearned during 8.1 frames. Bailey gave up 14 runs during 24.2 innings in four away defeats prior.

Bailey also beat the Chicago Cubs and Miami Marlins in the Windy City and South Beach by yielding three runs, two earned, during 17 frames. Bailey however fell at the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Cardinals twice and Washington Nationals the first two months of the season surrendering 19 runs during 21 innings.

Milwaukee marked in 10 runs during 12.2 frames to defeat Bailey 6-0 and 4-3. The Brewers are 56-of-173 with 30 RBIs, eight Rickie Weeks', versus Bailey.

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Wily Peralta (8-13, 4.30 ERA) pitches for Milwaukee on Sunday hoping to up his 4-6 Miller Park record. Peralta's six Miller losses came by allowing 32 runs, 25 earned, during 26.2 innings. Peralta's home victories came over the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati and Texas Rangers yielding five runs, four earned, during 28.2 frames. Atlanta and the Reds couldn't find the scoreboard during 16 innings against Peralta.

Cincinnati actually went the whole game without a run versus Peralta July 9 at Miller. In May and June though in Ohio the Reds rocked in a total of nine runs, seven earned, during 11.1 frames to beat Peralta 5-1 two times. Against Peralta Cincinnati is 15-of-79 with six RBIs, three Donald Lutz's. The Reds get stifled again.

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