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Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 10/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Cincinnati Reds (82-78) will collide with the Pittsburgh Pirates (60-100) in Game 2 of the NL Central three-game competition at PNC Park Stadium in Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 6:35 PM ET. Cincinnati snapped a four-game winning streak after losing a short two-game series against the Chicago White Sox. The Reds allowed the White Sox to score 13 runs while scoring only two in losing that series. The Cincinnati Reds bowed to the Pittsburgh Pirates at 2-9 in the opening of three-game weekend series on Friday. Starter Luis Castillo finished 5.1 innings of work while giving away one earned run on six hits with three bases on balls awarded while striking out five Pittsburgh hitters in the losing effort. Third Baseman Eugenio Suárez scored one run on a double while Center Fielder TJ Friedl added one run for the Reds. LF Max Schrock and SS José Barrero drove one RBI on one hit each in the loss. 


The Cincinnati Reds will be appointing Right-handed Pitcher Tyler Mahle to take his post on the mound to start the second match of a weekend series versus the Pirates on Saturday. The righty starter is 13-6 with a 3.54 ERA, granted 62 walks, and struck out a total of 204 batters in the majors this season. In his MLB start against Pittsburgh, Mahle is 4-4 with a 3.27 ERA and struck out 50 hitters of the Pirates.


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Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 10/2/2021


The Pittsburgh baseball club lost a three-game series to the Chicago Cubs after a shutout defeat in the finale. The Pirates defeated the Cubs in the series opener on Tuesday but lost the next two installments at 2-3 on Wednesday and 0-9 in the finale on Thursday. The Pittsburgh Pirates will try to continue their success after a 9-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the opening of a weekend series on Friday. Starting Pitcher Wil Crowe lasted for 6.0 scoreless innings with one hit and two walks allowed while striking out nine Cincinnati batters in picking up the victory. Second Baseman/Right Fielder Cole Tucker led the charge for the Pirates with two runs scored on a double while driving four RBIs in the victory.  


Pittsburgh will give the nod to right-hander Max Kranick to take his post on the bump to start the second game of a weekend series against the Reds on Saturday. In his MLB tour this year, the right-handed thrower is 2-3 with a 6.23 ERA while awarding 17 bases on balls and struck out 30 batters. Kranick will be pitching his first career start versus Cincinnati this season. 


Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this game is Cincinnati -170. The Reds dominated the Pirates after winning 21 of their last 28 meetings this season and the club will be sending one of their best starters this season in Tyler Mahle with a 13-6, 3.54 ERA, and 204 Ks record in his belt. Cincinnati won their last two matches including a 6-2 victory over Pittsburgh with Mahle on the mound and the right-hander allowed only four runs on nine hits in pitching for a total of 11-1/3 innings in that triumph. The prediction: The Reds will win at 5-3.


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Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates 10/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:35 PM ET


Location: PNC Park Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA


Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021


TV: BSOH, SportsNet Pit


MLB Odds: Cincinnati Reds -170


MLB Totals: 8.5


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