The Cincinnati Reds fell to the Chicago Cubs 4-3 when the Cubs scored a run in the bottom of the 8th to put the game away on Monday afternoon.
|Cincinnati Reds (73-66)
|Chicago Cubs (64-75)
|W: Effross (2-0) L: Lorenzen (0-2) SV: Morgan (2)
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The Reds got all of their runs in the 6th inning. With the bases loaded, Asdrúbal Cabrera was hit by a pitch to get Cincinnati on the board. A wild pitch brought in their second run. Max Schrock then doubled in a third run to tie the game up. But that was all they would get on the day and it wasn’t quite enough.
Sonny Gray allowed a 3-run home run in the 1st inning to Reds killer Ian Happ. He settled in from there and didn’t give up any more runs in his 5-innings of 3-run baseball. Lucas Sims and Luis Cessa tossed a shutout inning of relief each in the 6th and 7th. But in the 8th inning the Cubs put together three hits against Michael Lorenzen to plate a run and take the lead for good.
Notes Worth Noting
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