Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Reds take on Red Sox to start 2-game series

Cincinnati Reds (16-31, fifth in NL Central) vs Boston Red Sox (23-26, fourth in AL East)

Boston; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

Pitching Probables: Reds: Luis Castillo (1-2, 4.35 ERA, 1.11 whips, 18 strikeouts); Red Sox: Michael Couch (3-0, 2.83 ERA, 1.09 whip, 24 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Red Sox -145, Reds +125; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

Bottom line: The Boston Red Sox host the Cincinnati Reds to open a two-game series.

Boston has a 12–13 record at home and a 23–26 overall. The Red Sox have a 4-7 record in games decided by one run.

Cincinnati has a 7–19 record in road games and a 16–31 record overall. The Reds are 9-21 in games when they have allowed at least one home run.

Matchup Tuesday is the first meeting of the season between the two clubs.

Top Performance: Rafael Devers has 19 doubles, one triple and 11 home runs for the Red Sox. Christian Vazquez is 16-for-32 with four doubles and one home run in the last 10 games.

Brandon Drury has eight home runs, 13 walks and 26 RBIs, hitting .239 for the Reds. Kyle Farmer is 11-for-22 in the last 10 games with two doubles, three home runs and eight RBIs.

Last 10 games: Red Sox: 6-4, .323 batting average, 4.90 ERA, beat opponents by 21 runs

Reds: 5-5, .254 batting average, 4.30 ERA, beat opponents by seven runs

Injuries: Red Sox: Matt Strahm: 15-Day IL (Covid-19), Hansel Robles: 15-Day IL (back), Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (back), Chris Sales: 60-Day IL (rib) , James Paxton: 60-Day IL (Elbow)

Reds: Justin Wilson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Connor Overton: 60-Day IL (Back), Donovan Solano: 60-Day IL (Hamstrings), Lucas Sims: 15-Day IL (Lower Back), Jonathan India: 10-Day IL (Hamstring), Jake Fraley: 10-Day IL (Knee), Nick Lodolo: 10-Day IL (Back), Daniel Duarte: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Jose Garcia: 10-Day IL (arm) ), Mike Minor: 10-day IL (shoulder), Max Schrock: 60-day IL (calf), Justin Dunn: 60-day IL (shoulder), Tejay Anton: 60-day IL (unknown)

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The Associated Press produced this story using technology provided by DataScrew and data from Sportradar,

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