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Guardians play the Reds in first of 2-game series

May 17, 2022 GMT

Cincinnati Reds (9-26, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Cleveland Guardians (16-17, third in the AL Central)

Cleveland; Tuesday, 6:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Connor Overton (1-0, 1.59 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, eight strikeouts); Guardians: Zach Plesac (1-3, 4.68 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 20 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Guardians -164, Reds +140; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Guardians host the Cincinnati Reds to start a two-game series.

Cleveland has a 16-17 record overall and a 7-5 record at home. The Guardians have the third-best team batting average in MLB play at .251.

Cincinnati is 5-9 at home and 9-26 overall. The Reds have a 0-5 record in games decided by one run.

The teams meet Tuesday for the third time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Ramirez has eight home runs, 19 walks and 33 RBI while hitting .290 for the Guardians. Franmil Reyes is 13-for-37 with a double, a home run and four RBI over the past 10 games.

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Brandon Drury has seven home runs, 10 walks and 22 RBI while hitting .250 for the Reds. Tyler Stephenson is 12-for-30 with five doubles, a home run and 11 RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Guardians: 6-4, .255 batting average, 4.85 ERA, outscored by one run

Reds: 6-4, .248 batting average, 4.09 ERA, outscored opponents by 22 runs

INJURIES: Guardians: James Karinchak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Josh Naylor: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Carlos Vargas: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Reds: Tyler Stephenson: day-to-day (face), Kyle Farmer: day-to-day (general soreness), Lucas Sims: 15-Day IL (lower back), Nick Senzel: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Joey Votto: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Jonathan India: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Jake Fraley: 10-Day IL (knee), Nick Lodolo: 10-Day IL (back), Justin Wilson: 10-Day IL (elbow), Daniel Duarte: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jose Garcia: 10-Day IL (hand), Mike Minor: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Max Schrock: 60-Day IL (calf), Donovan Solano: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Justin Dunn: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Tejay Antone: 60-Day IL (undisclosed)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.