CIN: RHP Bronson Arroyo (7-2, 2.40 ERA)
The Reds average 6.08 runs per game when Arroyo pitches.
CHC: LHP Glendon Rusch (2-5, 6.86 ERA)
The lefty is back in the rotation after working from the bullpen in May. He allowed three runs on four hits over five innings against St. Louis on Saturday.
Player to watch
Arroyo, but at the plate. Besides having two long balls this season against Rusch, he ended an 0-for-27 skid Saturday by going 3-for-4 with a career-best four RBIs.
Fri: Cubs (RHP Greg Maddux, 6-5, 4.77) at Reds (RHP Elizardo Ramirez, 2-4, 3.95), 7:10 p.m. ET
Sat: Cubs (RHP Carlos Zambrano, 4-3, 3.09) at Reds (LHP Brandon Claussen, 3-6, 5.40), 6:10 p.m. ET
Sun: Cubs (RHP Kerry Wood, 1-2, 4.12) at Reds (LHP Eric Milton, 4-2, 4.14), 1:15 p.m. ET
Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.