On Sunday, the Cincinnati Reds conclude a three-game series on the road against the Miami Marlins. Cincinnati is 71-59 following a 6-0 victory over the Marlins in the opening game of the series on Friday. Wade Miley threw seven shutout innings and Tyler Naquin had a home run to help lead the Reds to the win. Cincinnati is second in the National League Central 7 ½ games behind first place Milwaukee.
Nick Castellanos batting .319 to lead Cincinnati and the right fielder has a team-high 132 hits. First baseman Joey Votto is the leader in home runs with 28 and RBIs with 82, while outfielder Jesse Winker is the leader in on-base percentage at .395. On Sunday, Cincinnati will send Tyler Mahle to the mound. The right-hander is 10-4 with an ERA of 3.69, 168 Ks and 47 BBs.
Miami is 53-76 following its loss to Cincinnati on Friday. The Marlins snapped a two-game winning streak with the loss and Miami has lost nine of the last 11. The Marlins are last in the National League East 17 games behind the first-place Atlanta Braves. Throughout most of the first half of the season Miami was in the top 10 in team ERA but has dropped to 12th.
Shortstop Miguel Rojas is batting .270 to lead Miami, while first baseman Jesus Aguilar has 22 home runs, 89 RBIs, 111 hits and an on-base percentage of .332 to lead Miami in each of those four categories. On Sunday, the Miami Marlins will send Jesus Luzardo to the mound. The left-hander is 4-7 with an ERA of 7.91, 60 Ks and 33 BBs.