Stellar right-hander Gerrit Cole will look to cool off red-hot Joey Votto on Saturday night when the Pirates and Reds continue their four-game series from Great American Ball Park. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. ET.
The Votto-Cole matchup will feature a battle between one of the game's hottest hitters and the Major League leader in wins. Votto has reached base in 21 consecutive games and leads the National League in multihit games, while Cole went 3-1 with a 2.40 ERA in four July starts. Cole currently has the advantage in the lifetime series, holding Votto to only 2-for-9 with one RBI and four strikeouts.
Robert Bondy is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.