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.

Final R H E
Cincinnati Reds (27-32) 3 6 1
Chicago Cubs (32-26) 6 8 0
W: Wood (3-2) L: Lorenzen (1-2) S: Rondon (11)
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Reds at Cubs
4:05, Friday
Johnny Cueto (4-4, 2.64 ERA) vs Jason Hammel (5-2, 2.76 ERA)


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