The Reds won their series opener Monday against the Pirates and kept pace in the National League wild-card race. However, the Cardinals also won to stay three games ahead in the chase second wild card.
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Game Date: Sept. 21, 2021
Game Time: 6:40 p.m. ET
TV Channel: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
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The Cardinals have won nine straight games, much to the chagrin of Reds fans, but the Reds managed to match them with a win Monday despite trailing by five runs early in the contest. Joey Votto got them back in the game by hitting two home runs. Eugenio Suárez then hit the go-ahead homer to put the team over the top in the 9-5 win.
The Reds will need to keep up the pressure Tuesday against Pittsburgh. To do so, they will turn to starting pitcher Tyler Mahle, who built off a promising 2020 season with a 12-5 record so far this year. He has a 3.59 ERA and 192 strikeouts. The Pirates will start Mitch Keller. He is 4-11 with a 6.14 ERA in 88 innings pitched.
Tune in to see if the Reds can keep pace in the wild-card race.
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