The Reds broke their modest winning streak with a loss to the Pirates yesterday. The Reds remain in first place, but only by a half game. The win extended the Pirates’ win streak to 4 and brought their record to .500.
Tonight at 7:05 p.m. the Reds and Pirates face off again in PNC Park. Homer Bailey (3-3, 4.19 ERA) goes up against Charlie Morton (2-5, 4.27 ERA).
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The Reds hit 17 home runs in the 7-game homestand they just finished, and the Pirates’ starting pitcher tonight has trouble keeping guys in the park. It could be quite a show tonight.
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The average age of the Reds’ starting rotation is 27.3 years. Without Bronson Arroyo, the average age is 25.