Preview: Reds at Angels

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GAME: Cincinnati Reds (55-75) at Los Angeles Angels (57-74)
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, August 30 - 10:05 PM EST
WHERE: 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 homer ledger.

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

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
Cincinnati 55-75 L2 32-33 23-42 14-16 20-29 16-17 5-13
LA Angels 57-74 W3 30-33 27-41 11-19 17-15 22-29 7-11

Last Meeting

Cincinnati LA Angels
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
8/29/16 CIN 2 LAA 9 .235 1 .610 .378 5 1.302

Player Stats

Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
CIN A. Duvall .500 2 1.000
LAA C. Cron .750 3 2.500
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
CIN J. Votto 1 1 2
LAA C. Cron 1 2 2
Pitching ERA Avg K
CIN 10.12 .235 4
LAA 2.00 .378 9
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
CIN J. Votto .308 134 .957
LAA Y. Escobar .320 140 .769
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
CIN A. Duvall 29 72 83
LAA A. Pujols 26 57 103
Pitching ERA Avg K
CIN 5.01 .250 989
LAA 4.48 .264 913

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Cincinnati Overall LA Angels
55-75 W/L 57-74
70-60 RL W/L 60-71
72-48-10 O/U 59-63-9
4.50 Runs For 4.47
5.41 Runs Against 4.68
Cincinnati A/H LA Angels
23-42 W/L 30-33
34-31 RL W/L 25-38
38-24-3 O/U 32-29-2
4.37 Runs For 4.35
5.69 Runs Against 4.65
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