|Cincinnati Reds (23-28)||6||14||0|
|Chicago Cubs (30-20)
|W: Maples (1-0) L: Hughes (2-2) SV: Chatwood (1)|
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The ball was flying in Chicago on Saturday, the pitching struggled on both sides, and in the end the Cubs came out on top to even the 3-game series at 1-game each.
The Reds notched 14 hits and they added 3 more walks, but it wasn’t enough on this day. Joey Votto, Eugenio Suarez, and Tucker Barnhart all had 3-hit games. Barnhart would get the star of the game if they handed it out as he fell a triple shy of the cycle. His home run in the 2nd inning gave the Reds a 2-0 lead and was his 5th of the year. Yasiel Puig kept the home run parade going with a solo homer in the 5th, his 9th of the season that helped bring the Reds back within a run after 4 1/2. In the 8th inning, MAXIMUM DEREK DIETRICH tied the game up at 6-6 with a solo blast, his 13th of the season. Jose Iglesias went 2-4 during the game – both of his hits were singles.
It was a tough day, pretty much all around, for both sides. Tyler Mahle allowed 6 runs in 5.0 innings – giving up 3 home runs (Darvish gave up 6 runs in 7.0 innings and also allowed 3 homers). Michael Lorenzen was perfect in his 2.0 innings of relief. Jared Hughes allowed 2 hits and a walk before exiting the game having given up a run and the lead in the 8th. Wandy Peralta came on and allowed an inherited run to score before completing the inning.
Notes Worth Noting
Derek Dietrich now has an OPS over 1.000 on the season. He’s slugging .645 on the year.
Jose Iglesias’ two singles pushed his average back over .300 on the season. He’s now up to .304/.333/.422 on the year.
Former Red Rookie Davis is back in the big leagues.
— MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) May 25, 2019
Up Next for the Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs
Sunday May 26th, 2:20pm
Tanner Roark (3-3, 3.51 ERA) vs Jose Quintana (4-3, 3.30 ERA)