Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 6/14/13
The Cincinnati Reds had the majors' best home record earlier this month. They've hardly been playing their best at Great American Ball Park since then. The Reds open a seven-game homestand Friday night against the improving Milwaukee Brewers, who could be without Ryan Braun again. After being denied a four-game sweep over the Chicago Cubs with Thursday's 6-5, 14-inning defeat, Cincinnati (40-27) will face the Brewers (27-38) for the second time this season after sweeping them at Great American Ball Park from May 10-12. The Reds were a MLB-best 21-7 at home three weeks later, but they've been outscored 39-18 while losing four of five to visiting teams. Friday's starter Bronson Arroyo (6-5, 3.35 ERA) is 5-1 with a 2.68 ERA in eight home starts after throwing six innings of two-run ball in Sunday's 11-4, 10-inning loss to St. Louis. The right-hander was hit on the knee by a one-hopper in the fourth, but the injury doesn't seem like it will impact him moving forward. "It's not serious,"...
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