The Reds four game win streak was snapped with a 6-3 loss to the Cubs in the first game of a four game series in Chicago. Michael Lorenzen struggled, allowing 6 runs and 3 walks in 4.1 innings. Lorenzen allowed a three run homer to Cubs catcher Miguel Montero in the first inning, and a solo home run to Dexter Fowler in the second inning.
The Reds offense was able to get to Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada early. The Reds scored 3 runs on Wada early, and chased him after just three innings. The Reds offense was however dominated by the Cubs bullpen. The Reds were held scoreless for 6 innings by the Cubs bullpen, and only got 2 hits and 0 walks.
The Reds bullpen was good tonight. Badenhop, Adcock, and Cingrani combined to pitch 3.2 scoreless innings.
In his Reds debut, Eugenio Suarez went 1 for 3 with a walk. Chris Dominguez also hit a solo home run in his return to the Reds.
|Cincinnati RedsÃ‚Â (27-32)||3||6||1|
|Chicago CubsÃ‚Â (32-26)||6||8||0|
|W:Ã‚Â WoodÃ‚Â (3-2)Ã‚Â L: Lorenzen (1-2) S: Rondon (11)|
|FanGraphs Win ProbabilityÃ‚Â |Ã‚Â Box ScoreÃ‚Â |Ã‚Â Game Thread|
Reds at Cubs
Johnny Cueto (4-4, 2.64 ERA) vs Jason Hammel (5-2, 2.76 ERA)
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