Pittsburgh Pirates (56-94) vs. Cincinnati Reds (78-73)
September 21, 2021 6:40 pm EDT
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -263 / Pittsburgh Pirates +185; Over/Under: +8
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds meet Tuesday in MLB action at Great American Ball Park. The Pirates look for a win after winning eight of their last 13 games. The Reds look for a win after splitting their last six games.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Pirates have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Bryan Reynolds leads the Pirates with 154 hits and 86 RBI while Kevin Newman and Jacob Stallings have combined for 195 hits and 86 RBI. Mitch Keller gets the ball, and he is 4-11 with a 6.14 ERA and 85 strikeouts this season. Keller is 0-3 with a 7.86 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Cincinnati Reds have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Reds have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Nick Castellanos leads the Reds with 152 hits and 83 RBI while Jonathan India and Jesse Winker have combined for 261 hits and 138 RBI. Tyler Mahle gets the ball, and he is 12-5 with a 3.59 ERA and 192 strikeouts this season. Mahle is 4-3 with a 3.02 ERA and 44 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 13-40 in their last 53 road games. The Reds are 3-9 in their last 12 during game 2 of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 Tuesday games. The over is 7-1 in Pirates last 8 road games. The under is 9-3-1 in Reds last 13 overall. The Pirates are 5-16 in the last 21 meetings in Cincinnati.
Mahle has been a solid pitcher this season and the Reds need a win to stay in the thick of the playoff race. However, the Pirates are playing some of their best ball of the season and have been valuable in the underdog role these last two weeks. Also, Keller has allowed just six runs in his last 16 innings. There’s value with the Pirates and the big plus money.