BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati enters the game as losers of their last five games.
The Cardinals are 3-4 against the rest of their division. St. Louis has hit 25 home runs this season, sixth in the majors. Paul DeJong leads them with five, averaging one every 12 at-bats.
The Reds are 5-2 against NL Central Division opponents. The Cincinnati offense has compiled a .261 batting average as a team this season, good for third in the majors. Jesse Winker leads the team with a mark of .373.
The Reds won the last meeting 12-1. Jeff Hoffman secured his first victory and Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run and three RBIs for Cincinnati. Carlos Martinez registered his first loss for St. Louis.
TOP PERFORMERS: Dylan Carlson leads the Cardinals with eight extra base hits and is batting .246.
Tyler Naquin leads the Reds with six home runs and has 18 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 3-7, .232 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored by three runs