BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati and Chicago will play on Friday.
The Reds are 5-4 against the rest of their division. The Cincinnati offense has compiled a .246 batting average as a team this season, good for sixth in the National League. Jesse Winker leads the team with an average of .377.
The Cubs are 6-9 against opponents from the NL Central. The Chicago offense has compiled a .213 batting average as a team this season, last in the National League. Kris Bryant leads the team with an average of .310.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nick Castellanos leads the Reds with seven home runs and is batting .308.
Bryant leads the Cubs with 14 extra base hits and is batting .310.
LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 2-8, .217 batting average, 5.36 ERA, outscored by 21 runs