Reds make lineup changes for Game 2 vs. Braves

Catcher Curt Casali, who usually catches when Luis Castillo starts, will not start Thursday for the Cincinnati Reds because he’s dealing with a sore wrist.

“He’s available,” manager David Bell said before the game, “but it didn’t make sense for him to start the game today.”

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The Reds and Atlanta Braves play Game 2 of their wild-card series at 12:08 p.m. Thursday at Truist Park in Atlanta. The Braves won 1-0 in Game 1 on Wednesday. A deciding game will be played Friday if the Reds win Thursday.

In Game 2, Tucker Barnhart will start at catcher and hit ninth. Left fielder Shogo Akiyama also moved into the lineup, replacing Aristides Aquino, and will hit first.

Center fielder Nick Senzel, who led off the first game, moved to seventh in the order. Freddy Galvis hit eighth and replaced Kyle Farmer, the Game 1 starter, at shortstop.

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