On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Pirates will host the Cincinnati Reds in a three-game home series at the PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA. The first game of the series will start at 7:05PM CT.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are eager to start another winning streak after the Washington National swept them in a three-game series on the road. Pittsburgh received a tremendous beating from Washington. In a three-game series, the Pirates plated only 3 runs and batted .152 with 28 strikeouts.
The Cincinnati Reds has also a chance to snapped Pittsburgh's six-game home streak on Tuesday. With the Pirates' bats men shackled last weekend, the Reds will let pitcher Johnny Cueto take the mound.
Johnny Cueto is the most successful pitcher that has a winning record against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has an 18-4 record with a 2.13 ERA in 28 regular season starts against Pittsburgh.
The Pirates will counter with Jeff Locke on the mound. He led Pittsburgh in a 3-2 win against the White Sox last Wednesday. He has pitched 16 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings at home.
The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Pittsburgh Pirates as the favorites to win against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.