Money Line: -154.00 Cincinnati (Away)
I like the Cincinnati Reds to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. The Reds have just lost 2 very important games to the Cardinals and now sit in the final wildcard position with a 0.5 game lead over the Padres. They are playing a very bad Pirates team and must take advantage here getting every single win they can against them as the regular season winds down. Wade Miley (12-5, 2.89 ERA) is starting for the Reds and he has been pretty good. Besides 1 bad start in his last 5, he has not allowed more than 2 runs in a game in that span. The Pirates have just 2 losses in their last 6 but they were playing the Tigers and the Nats, not the best teams in the league. Cincinnati is the first playoff contender they have seen in over a week. Dillon Peters (0-2, 3.38 ERA) is starting for the Pirates and he has played in just 4 games all season. He allowed 5 runs in his last 2 starts and did not make it past the 5th inning in any of his starts this year. The Reds are a much better team and they need all of these wins in this series. The Pirates are 1 of the worst teams in the MLB so i like the Reds to win here and keep their playoff hopes alive.
T.M. Prediction: 6-2 Reds.