The (44-47) Milwaukee Brewers open a 3-game series with the (52-40) Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ball Park Friday night. These are the final 3-games of Milwaukee’s 9-game stretch against teams ahead of them in the NL Central. Entering Friday, Cincinnati leads Pittsburgh by a half game for the top spot in the Central. St. Louis sits 5-games back in 3rd place while the 4th place Brewers are 7.5 games out.
Cincinnati leads the season series 4-2. Marco Estrada (0-3) will pitch for the Brewers opposite Homer Bailey (8-6) of Cincinnati for Friday’s 6:10 first pitch. Saturday, Yovani Gallardo (8-6) will face the Reds Bronson Arroyo (4-6) for a 6:10 start. The series will wrap up Sunday with Michael Fiers (3-3) taking on Cincy Ace Edison Volquez (11-5) in a 12:10 afternoon game.