Luis Castillo shut down the Cubs for six innings at Wrigley Field on Tuesday evening and struck out 11 batters in the Cincinnati Reds win.
The struggles for Mike Minor with the Cincinnati Reds continued on Saturday night in San Francisco. Minor allowed three home runs in the pitcher friendly Oracle Park - in route to a 9-2 loss to the Giants.
The Cincinnati Reds entered play on Friday having lost seven straight games, but Graham Ashcraft held the Giants in check through a career high eight innings to stop the Reds skid.
Tyler Mahle threw nine shutout innings for the Cincinnati Reds, but the Reds needed to play 12 innings to seal the victory.
The Cincinnati Reds can gain a winning series tonight with a victory over the Arizona Diamondback in Phoenix.
Jonathan India has returned from the injured list after a rehab stint in Triple-A, but that was just one of several Reds roster moves.
The Cincinnati Reds (19-35) are coming off a rained-shortened, yet dominant 7-0 win last night over the Arizona Diamondbacks (26-30). Hunter Greene pitched the best game of his young career and continued the Reds recent strong run of starting pitching. The Reds starters have a 3.44 ERA (3rd in the NL) and 1.07 WHIP (1st in the NL) since May 12th. The Reds will hope to keep that run going against the Diamondbacks this evening at Great American Ballpark at 6:40 PM.
The Cincinnati Reds are sending infielders Jonathan India and Donovan Solano to Triple-A Louisville to begin rehab assignments on Tuesday.
The Cincinnati Reds and Arizona Diamondback square off tonight in the first game of a 4 game series in Cincinnati