Castillo scheduled to start as Cincinnati hosts Milwaukee

The Reds will roll out Luis Castillo to the mound Thursday and the Brewers will give Freddy Peralta the start

Milwaukee Brewers (34-27, second in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (29-30, fourth in the NL Central)

Cincinnati; Thursday, 12:35 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: Freddy Peralta (6-1, 2.25 ERA, .88 WHIP, 92 strikeouts) Reds: Luis Castillo (2-8, 6.63 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, 53 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Reds +106, Brewers -122; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Avisail Garcia and the Brewers will take on the Reds Thursday.

The Reds are 16-11 against the rest of their division. Cincinnati's team on-base percentage of .325 is second in the National League. Nick Castellanos leads the club with an OBP of .412.

The Brewers are 13-10 against the rest of their division. Milwaukee ranks last in the National League in hitting with a .212 batting average. Omar Narvaez leads the team with an average of .311.

The Reds won the last meeting 7-3. Vladimir Gutierrez earned his second victory and Tyler Stephenson went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs for Cincinnati. Brett Anderson took his fourth loss for Milwaukee.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jesse Winker leads the Reds with 17 home runs and is batting .346.

Avisail Garcia leads the Brewers with 47 hits and is batting .247.

LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 7-3, .249 batting average, 5.06 ERA

Brewers: 8-2, .231 batting average, 3.07 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs

INJURIES: Reds: Michael Lorenzen: (shoulder), Jeff Hoffman: (shoulder), Sonny Gray: (groin), Michael Feliz: (elbow), Brandon Bailey: (elbow), Nick Senzel: (knee), Tyler Naquin: (hamstring), Aristides Aquino: (hand), Max Schrock: (calf), Mike Moustakas: (heel), Alex Blandino: (hand).

Brewers: Justin Topa: (elbow), Angel Perdomo: (back), Dylan File: (elbow), Derek Fisher: (left hamstring), Lorenzo Cain: (hamstring), Kolten Wong: (oblique), Travis Shaw: (shoulder), Mark Mathias: (shoulder).

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

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