THREE-GAME SERIES AT GREAT AMERICAN BALL PARK

Monday, 6:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Mike Pelfrey (5-4, 3.06 ERA) vs. RHP Mike Leake (5-4, 3.91)

Tuesday, 6:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Phil Hughes (6-6, 4.20) vs. RHP Anthony DeSclafani (5-5, 3.35)

Wednesday, 11:35 a.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Trevor May (4-6, 4.62) vs. Johnny Cueto (4-5, 2.98)

TWINS UPDATE

 

The Twins are 7-8 against the National League, with four losses coming to the Brewers. They are 81-88 on the road in interleague games. … Torii Hunter on Sunday played in his 2,300th career game and hit his 203rd Twins home run. … Bullpen coach Eddie Guardado is looking forward to the series. The lefthander pitched for the Reds in 2006 and ’07. … Twins hitters don’t have a lot of history with Reds pitchers. Kurt Suzuki is 2-for-5 with a home run off Cueto. Trevor Plouffe is 1-for-3 with a homer off Leake. … The Twins are 10-8 vs. the Reds all-time, 3-6 in Cincinnati. The Twins took two of three there in June 2012, the last time the teams met. They won the series finale 4-3 when Josh Willingham hit a two-run homer off closer Aroldis Chapman.

REDS UPDATE

They are 3-8 vs. AL teams this year and 124-162 all-time. … Sunday, they had to complete a game against the Mets in New York that began on Saturday but was suspended after six innings by rain, a 2-1, 13-inning loss, then played their regularly scheduled game, won by the Mets 7-2. … 3B Todd Frazier, who hit his 25th home run Sunday, was runner-up at the Home Run Derby at Target Field last year and wants another shot this year, in Cincinnati. … According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Reds are the first team since caught-stealing totals were first recorded in 1951 to steal 29 bases in their first 30 attempts. . ... 2B Brandon Phillips is 7-for-19 with a homer vs. Pelfrey. … Leake held the Twins to two runs over eight innings in that 2012 series finale.

La VELLE E. NEAL III