Christian Encarnacion-Strand carries a two-game homer streak into the Cincinnati Reds' (79-73) game versus the Minnesota Twins (79-72) at 6:40 PM ET on Tuesday, at Great American Ball Park.

The Twins will give the nod to Kenta Maeda (5-7, 4.50 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 6 on the season, and the Reds will counter with Fernando Cruz (0-1, 4.05 ERA).

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Reds vs. Twins Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSOH
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Venue: Great American Ball Park
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Maeda - MIN (5-7, 4.50 ERA) vs Cruz - CIN (0-1, 4.05 ERA)

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Reds Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Fernando Cruz

  • Cruz (0-1) starts for the Reds, his second of the season.
  • In his most recent appearance -- in relief on Saturday -- the right-hander tossed two scoreless innings against the New York Mets without surrendering a hit.
  • In 53 appearances this season, he has a 4.05 ERA and 13.2 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are hitting .200 against him.
  • He will try for his fifth straight outing without allowing an earned run.

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Twins Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Kenta Maeda

  • Maeda (5-7) will take to the mound for the Twins and make his 20th start of the season.
  • The right-hander's last appearance was on Thursday, when he threw seven innings against the Chicago White Sox, giving up two earned runs while allowing four hits.
  • The 35-year-old has pitched to a 4.50 ERA this season with 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.3 walks per nine across 19 games.
  • He has earned a quality start six times in 19 starts this season.
  • Maeda will look to finish five or more innings for the fourth start in a row.
  • He has one appearance with no earned runs allowed in 19 chances this season.

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