New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds announce Tuesday starting lineups; Max Scherzer returns

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Mad Max is back.

The New York Mets play the middle game of their three-game road series on Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds and it marks the return of ace Max Scherzer.

First pitch is set for 6:40 p.m. at Great American Ball Park. The game will be broadcast on SNY.

Scherzer (5-1, 2.54), who has been out since May 18 due to an oblique strain, will be opposed by the Reds' Nick Lodolo (1-2, 5.52).

The Mets' bats came alive in a 7-4 win over Cincinnati in the series opener on Monday.

Here are the lineups announced by the teams on Tuesday afternoon:

This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds announce tonight's starting lineups