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Diamondbacks visit Cincinnati, look to build on Gallen’s strong performance

September 7, 2019

Arizona Diamondbacks (74-67, second in the NL West) vs. Cincinnati Reds (66-76, fourth in the NL Central)

Cincinnati; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Alex Young (6-3, 3.84 ERA) Reds: Luis Castillo (14-5, 3.25 ERA)

LINE: Reds -153; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Arizona heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Zac Gallen. Gallen went seven innings, surrendering zero runs on one hit with eight strikeouts against San Diego.

The Reds are 39-34 in home games. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a team ERA of 4.22, Sonny Gray leads the staff with a mark of 2.69.

The Diamondbacks are 38-34 in road games. Arizona is slugging .448 as a unit. Ketel Marte leads the team with a slugging percentage of .591.

TOP PERFORMERS: Freddy Galvis leads the Reds with 141 hits and has 65 RBIs. Aristides Aquino is 10-for-37 with two doubles, three home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for Cincinnati.

Eduardo Escobar leads the Diamondbacks with 110 RBIs and is batting .271. Marte is 16-for-35 with three doubles, a triple, three home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Arizona.

LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 4-6, .198 batting average, 4.15 ERA, outscored by six runs

Diamondbacks: 9-1, .281 batting average, 3.13 ERA, outscored opponents by 24 runs

Reds Injuries: Tyler Mahle: (hamstring), Jesse Winker: (back), Nick Senzel: (shoulder), Juan Graterol: (head), Kyle Farmer: (oblique).

Diamondbacks Injuries: Luke Weaver: (forearm), Taijuan Walker: (elbow), Robbie Ray: (blister), Yoshihisa Hirano: (elbow), Silvino Bracho: (elbow), Steven Souza Jr.: (knee), David Peralta: (shoulder).

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