Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers Free Pick - 8/25/13
2013-08-25 12:10:00 EDT
The Milwaukee Brewers get together with the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday for a rubber match in Ohio after Milwaukee won the opener 6-4 and Cincinnati rebounded to win Game Two 6-3.
The Reds trailed the Brewers after two frames on Saturday thanks to Khris Davis’ double and Scooter Gennett’s sacrifice fly. Cincinnati, however, scored their next five runs on four home runs.
Chris Heisey, Ryan Ludwick, Zack Cozart and Joey Votto went deep. The Reds added another on Cozart’s RBI-single during the bottom of the seventh. An inning later, Caleb Gindl drove in Milwaukee’s final run with a HR. The Brewers wasted Wily Peralta’s (8-13, 4.51 ERA) one-run five-frame night.
Tony Cingrani (6-3, 2.76 ERA) starts next for Cincinnati, who is 6-4 when he thitems at Great American Ball Park. Cingrani’s last two home apperances have been losses to the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres, despite surrendering three runs, one earned, during 8.2 innings. Cingrani’s Great American wins have come over the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals, allowing four runs during 10 frames.
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Cingrani has split decisions with Milwaukee coming out on top 2-1 and going down 2-0, yielding one and two runs during 6.1 and seven innings. Both starts were at Miller Park. At Great American Ball Park May 10, the Brewers knocked in two runs during four frames off of Cingrani in a 4-3 Reds victory. Milwaukee is 12-of-56 with a handful of RBIs against Cingrani, a pair from Logan Schafer.
The Brewers return with Marco Estrada (5-4, 4.80 ERA). Milwaukee is 6-2 when Estrada pitches in away games. The Minnesota Twins and SD defeated Estrada by pounding in six runs, five earned, during 13.1 innings. Estrada beat the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates and Texas Rangers on the road, conceding four runs during 20 frames.
Cincinnati carved in five, three and three runs during seven, six and seven innings last year versus Estrada. The Reds won all three meetings, twice with Estrada taking a loss. Against Estrada, Cincinnati is 24-of-82 with 17 RBIs, eight of them Jay Bruce’s.