Reds bring 2-1 series advantage over Marlins into game 4
Miami Marlins (46-52, fourth in the NL East) vs. Cincinnati Reds (38-59, fifth in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Thursday, 12:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: TBD; Reds: Graham Ashcraft (4-2, 4.70 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 40 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: The Cincinnati Reds host the Miami Marlins with a 2-1 series lead.
Cincinnati has a 38-59 record overall and a 22-30 record at home. The Reds have a 21-46 record in games when they have allowed at least one home run.
Miami is 46-52 overall and 24-29 on the road. The Marlins have a 29-4 record in games when they scored at least five runs.
The matchup Thursday is the fourth meeting between these teams this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Drury has 19 home runs, 27 walks and 57 RBI while hitting .265 for the Reds. Donovan Solano is 13-for-30 with three doubles, a home run and seven RBI over the last 10 games.
Jesus Sanchez has 12 doubles, three triples and 11 home runs for the Marlins. Avisail Garcia is 9-for-36 with a home run over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 5-5, .244 batting average, 4.35 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs
Marlins: 3-7, .223 batting average, 4.70 ERA, outscored by 26 runs
INJURIES: Reds: Jeff Hoffman: 15-Day IL (forearm), Tyler Stephenson: 10-Day IL (clavicle), Albert Almora Jr.: 10-Day IL (covid), Ross Detwiler: 15-Day IL (back), Luis Cessa: 15-Day IL (back), Aramis Garcia: 10-Day IL (finger), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60-Day IL (forearm), Tony Santillan: 60-Day IL (back), Art Warren: 15-Day IL (elbow), Tejay Antone: 60-Day IL (elbow), Lucas Sims: 60-Day IL (back), Aristides Aquino: 10-Day IL (calf), Jake Fraley: 60-Day IL (knee), Justin Wilson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Connor Overton: 60-Day IL (back), Daniel Duarte: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Marlins: Garrett Cooper: 10-Day IL (wrist), Anthony Bender: 60-Day IL (back), Jazz Chisholm: 60-Day IL (back), Cody Poteet: 60-Day IL (elbow), Elieser Hernandez: 15-Day IL (covid-19), Brian Anderson: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Tommy Nance: 15-Day IL (groin), Max Meyer: 15-Day IL (elbow), Jorge Soler: 10-Day IL (back), Jimmy Yacabonis: 15-Day IL (groin), Jon Berti: 10-Day IL (groin), Edward Cabrera: 15-Day IL (elbow), Cole Sulser: 15-Day IL (lat), Jesus Luzardo: 60-Day IL (forearm), Paul Campbell: 60-Day IL (elbow), Sean Guenther: 60-Day IL (arm)