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It's rare for two interdivision teams to hook up for more than two series' in a regular season, but that's what the Reds (69-46) and New York Mets (55-60) will be doing beginning on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park. Cincy returns home riding a 3-game winning streak that helped salvage a 3-4 road trip through Milwaukee and Chicago. Meanwhile, the third-place Metropolitans are coming off a homestand in which they lost five of six to the likes of Miami and Atlanta and are hoping to turn their fortunes around against the first-place Reds.
Here are 10 things you need to know about the series at GABP:
1) All games are slated to begin at approximately 7:10et.
2) Here are the probable pitching matchups:
Tuesday: CIN Mat Latos (10-3, 3.81) vs NYM Chris Young (3-6, 4.87)
Wednesday: CIN Mike Leake (4-7. 4.51) vs NYM R.A. Dickey (15-3, 2.72)
Thursday: CIN Homer Bailey (10-7, 4.08) vs NYM Matt Harvey (1-3, 3.63)
3) It will mark the last meeting between...
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