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Reds at Twins, Game 3: Preview and Lineups

Can the Reds actually win a series?

Atlanta Braves v Cincinnati Reds Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Assuming the Cincinnati Reds can kick the memory of yesterday’s 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins to the curb quickly, they’ll be focused on a Sunday victory that can actually win them a series in this 2018 campaign. Wouldn’t that be nice?

Tyler Mahle is fresh off taking a no-hitter into the 7th inning against the Atlanta Braves, an outing in which he fanned 11 while flashing nasty swing-and-miss stuff. The Reds will hope he can replicate that kind of dominance, as the Twins will counter with a budding young pitching star of their own in Jose Berrios.

Billy Hamilton gets the day off, Scott Schebler will patrol CF, and Alex Blandino will get a start at 2B.

First pitch is set for 2:10 PM ET.

Cincinnati Lineup

Minnesota Lineup

Other Notes

  • Nick Senzel exited Saturday’s Louisville Bats game against the Toledo Mud Hens with what’s been tabbed as a ‘jammed shoulder.’ The injury occurred as he dove to his left for a grounder while manning 2B. He’s listed as day to day, and hopefully that’s all we’ll hear about it.
  • Speaking of AAA Louisville, the recently DFA’d Kevin Quackenbush made his debut last night, and threw a pair of scoreless innings in relief.
  • Go Reds. Go.