Recap: Cubs Surrender 12 Hits in 4-2 Loss to Reds on Thursday Night

The Cubs series win-streak snapped on Thursday night, allowing 12 hits in a 4-2 loss to the Reds. They end up losing 2 out of 3 on the road in Cincinnati.

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Standout Performances

  • Javy Baez: 2-for-4, 1 R
  • Willson Contreras: 1-for-4, 2 RBI

Cubs Scoring

  • 1st: Willson Contreras RBI double, 2-0 Cubs

Reds Scoring

  • 5th: Jose Peraza homer, 2-1 Cubs
  • 5th: Jose Quintana wild pitch, 2-2 tie
  • 5th: Eugenio Suarez RBI single, 3-2 Reds
  • 7th: Eugenio Suarez RBI single, 4-2 Reds

What Went Wrong

The 5th inning was a disaster for the Cubs. Jose Quintana was on a roll through 4.0 innings but multiple wild pitches and singles led to 3 Reds runs. The Cubs left two runners stranded in the 6th and that was all from the offense, going on to lose 4-2.

Standings Check

The Cubs are still in 1st place of the NL Central. However, their lead has been shrunk down to just 0.5 games.

Up Next

Cole Hamels hopefully gets the Cubs back on track in the 3-game series opener on Friday. They are in DC, facing the Nationals with first pitch set for 6:05 pm CST.

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