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Cincinnati Reds (55-75) at Los Angeles Angels (57-74)
Tuesday, August 30 - 10:05 PM EST
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Albert Pujols has matched a big name on the all-time home run list and
looks to add to his total when the Los Angeles Angels host the
Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday in the second contest of a three-game set.
Pujols slammed his 586th career homer in Monday's 9-2 rout of the Reds
to tie Hall of Famer Frank Robinson for ninth place on the all-time
Pujols has been swinging a hot bat and he is 12-of-25 over the last six games and has gone deep four times over the past nine games. He raised his career RBI total to 1,801 — 11 behind Robinson for 20th place on that list — and has 26 homers and 103 RBIs for the season. The Angels are 5-1 during Pujols' six-game splurge while struggling Cincinnati has dropped six of its last eight games. Reds first baseman Joey Votto hit a two-run homer on Monday to continue a strong month in which he is batting .396 with 26 RBIs.
TV: 10:05 p.m. ET, FSN Ohio (Cincinnati), FSN West (Los Angeles)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Reds RH Tim Adleman (2-1, 3.68 ERA) vs. Angels RH Jered Weaver (9-11, 5.31)
Adleman is making his seventh big-league start and has only pitched more than five innings on one occasion. He served up three homers in his last turn against Texas but received a no-decision despite giving up five runs (four earned) and five hits in five innings. Adleman's only victory came May 6 when he held Milwaukee to one run and four hits over five innings.
Weaver defeated Toronto in his last start after going 0-4 over his previous six outings. He has served up eight homers over his past four turns and has given up a career-worst 31 — four more than his previous high in 2014. Weaver received a no-decision in his lone career outing against the Reds when he gave up two runs (one earned) and five hits in 5 2/3 innings on April 1, 2013.
1. Reds C Tucker Barnhart (hand) has missed four consecutive games and is unlikely to be available behind the plate Tuesday.
2. Los Angeles recalled OF Rafael Ortega from Triple-A Salt Lake and sent RHP A.J. Achter to the same club.
3. Cincinnati activated RHP Alfredo Simon (trapezius) from the disabled list and optioned RHP Josh Smith to Triple-A Louisville.
PREDICTION: Reds 8, Angels 6