Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….

FINAL — 10 innings
Chicago Cubs 4
Cincinnati 2

W: C. Marmol (2-1)
L: M. Parra (0-1)
S: K. Gregg (1)
BOX SCORE

POSITIVES
–In his second major league start, Tony Cingrani put together another fine outing: seven innings, two runs allowed, on five hits, nine strikeouts, no walks.

–Shin-Soo Choo went 3-4 with a walk. Choo has now reached base in 17 of his last 22 plate appearances. That’s good.

–Chris Heisey homered.

NEGATIVES
–Manny Parra did what Manny Parra does (the 2013 version of Parra, anyway): he gave up four hits and a walk in an inning and a third, including the Darwin Barney homer that provided the winning margin.

–Corky Miller remains a big favorite of the Nation, but he didn’t distinguish himself tonight, going 0-3 at the plate (with two strikeouts) and committing a costly error in the 10th inning

NOT-SO-RANDOM THOUGHTS
–Two straight extra inning games against the Cubbies, but the Reds couldn’t quite pull this one out.

–The Reds dropped to 7-2 on the current homestand.

–Let’s be honest, the Reds haven’t played well at all in this series. Still, a chance to win two out of three tomorrow afternoon before the Redlegs travel to our nation’s capital.

Source: FanGraphs