Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 10/26/14
The first-place Reds (84-57) conclude a 9-game homestand as they welcome the Pittsburgh Pirates (72-67) to town for a 3-game series beginning Monday night. Clint Hurdle's bunch is fighting for their playoff lives as they continue to drift farther and farther away from the top of the standings. They enter the series losers of seven of their last nine games and currently sit a full 11 games off the pace for first, but just two games behind in the NL Wild Card. They aim to pick up a couple of victories in Cincy to help keep their postseason dreams alive. The Reds on the other hand, continue to inch closer to clinching their second division crown in the past three seasons. A series win over the third-place Pirates would certainly help that cause. Here are 10 facts about the weekday series vs the Buccos: 1. All games are slated to begin at approximately 7:10pm ET. 2. Here are the pitching probables: Mon - CIN Mat Latos (12-4, 3.69) vs PIT Wandy Rodriguez (10-1...

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