The Cincinnati Reds play the second game of a three-game series on the road Saturday against the Miami Marlins. Cincinnati is 70-59 following a 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday. Cincinnati’s Jonathan India belted a three-run homer, while Nick Castellanos also went yard. Cincinnati is second in the National League Central 8 ½ games behind the first-place Milwaukee Brewers.
Nick Castellanos is batting .322 to lead Cincinnati and the outfielder has a team-high 131 hits. First baseman Joey Votto is the leader in home runs with 28 and RBIs with 82, while right fielder Jesse Winker is the leader in on-base percentage and .395. On Saturday, Cincinnati will send Vladimir Gutierrez to the mound. The right-hander is 9-4 with an ERA of 3.68, 73 Ks and 35 BBs.
Miami is 53-75 following a 7-5 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday. Jorge Alfaro hit a single and a home run, while Bryan De La Cruz collected three hits as the Marlins won their second straight over the Nationals after losing the opening game of the series. However, Miami is last in the National League East 16 games behind first-place Atlanta.
Miguel Rojas is batting .272 to lead Miami and the shortstop has a team high .331 on-base percentage. First baseman Jesus Aguilar is the leader in home runs with 22, RBIs with 89 and hits with 110. On Saturday, the Miami Marlins will send Sandy Alcantara to the mound. The right-hander is 7-12 with an ERA of 3.35, 145 Ks and 45 BBs.