Reds face Dodgers in first of 3-game series
Los Angeles Dodgers (40-25, first in NL West) vs. Cincinnati Reds (23-43, fifth in NL Central)
Cincinnati; Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
LIKELY PITCHING: Dodgers: Tony Gonsolin (8-0, 1.42 ERA, .82 WHIP, 60 strikeouts); Reds: Tyler Mahle (2-5, 4.46 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 86 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK ROW: Dodgers -193, Reds +163; over/under is 9 1/2 points
BOTTOM LINE: The Cincinnati Reds host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday to open a three-game series.
Cincinnati is 23-43 overall and 12-20 in home games. The Reds are 16-9 in games as they have scored at least five points.
Los Angeles is 40-25 overall and 20-13 on the road. The Dodgers have the sixth-best team batting average in the NL at .246.
Tuesday’s game is the fifth meeting between these teams this season. The Dodgers have a 4-0 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Drury has 14 home runs, 18 walks and 35 RBIs while hitting .263 for the Reds. Tommy Pham is 12 for 35 with two doubles, two home runs and four RBIs in the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 3-7, .249 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored by 11 runs
Dodgers: 5-5, .229 batting average, 2.76 ERA, outscored opponents by five points
INJURIES: Reds: Tejay Antone: IL 60 days (elbow), Lucas Sims: IL 60 days (back), Alexis Diaz: IL 15 days (biceps), Tony Santillan: IL 15 days (back), Aristides Aquino: IL 10 days (calf), Jake Fraley: IL 60 days (knee), Tyler Stephenson: IL 10 days (hand), Vladimir Gutierrez: IL 15 days (forearm), Tyler Naquin: IL 10 days (quadriceps), Justin Wilson: IL 60 days (elbow), Connor Overton: IL 60 days (back), Donovan Solano: IL 60 days (hamstring), Nick Lodolo: IL 10 days (back), Daniel Duarte: IL 60 days (elbow), Justin Dunn : IL 60 days (shoulder)
Dodgers: Mookie Betts: IL 10 days (ribs), Walker Buehler: IL 15 days (elbow), Kevin Pillar: IL 60 days (shoulder), Edwin Rios: IL 10 days (hamstrings), Tommy Kahnle: 60 -Day IL (forearm), Blake Treinen: 60 day IL (shoulder), Victor Gonzalez: 60 day IL (elbow), Danny Duffy: 60 day IL (hand), Jimmy Nelson: 60 day IL (elbow), Dustin May: 60 day IL (elbow)