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Scouting report for Sunday, Sept. 17: Pirates at Reds

Rob Biertempfel
| Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
The Reds' Robert Stephenson pitches against the Cardinals in the first inning September 12, 2017 in St. Louis, Mo.
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The Reds' Robert Stephenson pitches against the Cardinals in the first inning September 12, 2017 in St. Louis, Mo.

Pirates gameday

at Reds

1:10 p.m.

Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati

TV/radio: AT&T SportsNet/93.7 FM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network

Probable pitchers

Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole (11-10) vs. Reds RHP Robert Stephenson (4-5, 5.45)

Gamecast: Joey Votto won the NL MVP award in 2010 after batting .324 with 37 homers, a league-best .424 on-base percentage and a .600 slugging percentage. This year, Votto is hitting .318 with 35 homers, an NL-best .453 OBP and a .586 slugging percentage. … On Aug. 25, Stephenson struck out the first six batters of the game against the Pirates, a franchise best since 1900. … The Pirates have been hit by pitches 82 times, tops in the majors. Since 2013, Pirates batters have been plunked 418 times, the most in the majors. The Cubs are second with 368 HBP.

Next up

Monday, 1:10 p.m.: Brewers LHP Brent Suter (2-2, 3.66) vs Pirates TBA.

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