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Reds look to close out 2-game series win against the Guardians

May 18, 2022 GMT

Cincinnati Reds (10-26, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Cleveland Guardians (16-18, third in the AL Central)

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

PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Tyler Mahle (2-4, 5.89 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 40 strikeouts); Guardians: Cal Quantrill (1-2, 3.93 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 20 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Guardians -136, Reds +116; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Cincinnati Reds will attempt to sweep a two-game series against the Cleveland Guardians on Wednesday.

Cleveland is 7-6 at home and 16-18 overall. The Guardians have an 8-5 record in games when they did not allow a home run.

Cincinnati has a 10-26 record overall and a 5-9 record in home games. The Reds have a 1-5 record in games decided by one run.

The teams meet Wednesday for the fourth time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Ramirez has eight doubles, two triples and eight home runs for the Guardians. Andres Gimenez is 11-for-36 with four doubles, two home runs and seven RBI over the last 10 games.

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Brandon Drury leads the Reds with 15 extra base hits (eight doubles and seven home runs). Colin Moran is 7-for-37 with a double, four home runs and 12 RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Guardians: 5-5, .240 batting average, 4.75 ERA, outscored by three runs

Reds: 6-4, .249 batting average, 4.25 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 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: 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.