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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- Javy Baez: 2-for-4, 1 R
- Willson Contreras: 1-for-4, 2 RBI
- 1st: Willson Contreras RBI double, 2-0 Cubs
- 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.
The Cubs are still in 1st place of the NL Central. However, their lead has been shrunk down to just 0.5 games.
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.