Win 93 Cubs 10 – Reds 3

The Red got on the board early in the first when Jay Bruce hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score Tyler Jolt.

Six out of the first 8 Cubs hitters struck out but the Jon Lester walked with two outs. The Kyle Schwarber singled. Austin Jackson then hit a double to score Lester and Schwarber. Cubs lead 2-1

Anthony Rizzo led off the top of the 4th with a double hit to left field. Stalin Castro hit a ground ball to Eugenio Suarez, Rizzo tried to run to third base and quickly got back distracting Suarez. Castro reached on base.

Solar then ground into a double play moving Rizzo to third. Addison Russell then singled up the middle to give the Cubs a 3-1 lead.

Jon Lester led off the 5th inning with a single to center field. He moved to second base after Anthony DeSclafani threw a wild pitch. After Schwarber fouled out DeSclafani threw another wild pitch then Jackson hit a double to give the Cubs a 4-1 lead

Castro led off the sixth with a solo shot to left field. Cubs lead 5-1

In the 8th Castro hit a lead off single. Javier Baez then doubled to right field. Russell bunted and everyone reached safely. After 2 back-to-back strike outs of David Ross and Lester, Chris Denorfia walked with the bases loaded. Jackson hit a single driving in 2 runs, giving the Cubs an 8-1 lead.

Rizzo led off the top of the ninth with a single then Castro hit a double scoring Rizzo. After a Baez strikeout Russell then doubled giving the Cubs a 10-1 lead.

The Reds scored in the bottom of the 9th. After getting the first two runners on base, Brandon Phillips hit a sacrifice fly to right field scoring Jason Bourgeois. Jay Bruce then hit a fly ball to center field scoring Tyler Holt. Ramirez struck out Suarez to end the game.

MILESTONES: Jon Lester struck out his 200th batter of the year, and his 203rd strikeout broke the single season strikeout record for most strikeouts by a left handed pitcher in Cubs history.

UP NEXT: Both teams play tomorrow 11:35 AM as the Cubs go for the sweep

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