Manager Bryan Price continues to adjust the Reds lineup. Tonight, the return of Jay Bruce (batting fourth) has prompted the promotion of Todd Frazier to the second spot. Devin Mesoraco catches Homer Bailey and bats fifth. Brayan Peña plays first base. Ryan Ludwick is back in left field, hitting sixth. The number in parentheses is adjusted weighted runs created (wRC+). The Reds also called up 1B/OF Donald Lutz and send IF Neftali Soto back to AAA.
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