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MLB BASEBALL

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds will meet on the field at Great American Ball Park on Sunday in a battle of division rivals.

The Pirates will trot Francisco Liriano out to the mound in this one. Left hander Liriano has a 1-6 record and a 4.60 ERA this season.

The Reds will counter Liriano with Johnny Cueto. Right hander Cueto has a 2.03 ERA to go along with a 9-6 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Reds as -154-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game's total opened at 7

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 6-5 winner on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Pittsburgh:
Team record: 49-45
Pittsburgh is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati

Cincinnati:
Team record: 50-44
Cincinnati is 6-1-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Cincinnati is 3-5-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Colorado Friday, July 18
Cincinnati at NY Yankees Friday, July 18