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Reds beat Cubs 3-2 in 10 innings
By: Mike Stiles - Thursday, September 19, 2019


(CHICAGO) - The improving Cincinnati Reds' pitching staff cooled off the previously surging Chicago Cubs' offense. Jose Iglesias had an RBI double in the 10th inning and five Cincinnati pitchers combined for a four-hitter as the Reds recorded their second straight win over playoff-contending Chicago 3-2 on Wednesday night. The Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers trail the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals by three games. Chicago and Milwaukee are tied for the second NL wild-card spot, 1 1/2 games behind the Washington Nationals, who hold the first wild card. Jon Lester started for the Cubs, but James Norwood (0-1) took the loss. Reds slugger Eugenio Suarez hit his 48th homer, one behind Pete Alonso of the New York Mets for the major league lead. The total is the most ever by a Venezuelan player, breaking the previous mark of 47 by Andres Galarraga. Willson Contreras hit a two out solo homer for the Cubs. Chicago opens a four-game series against St. Louis on Thursday night at Wrigley Field.

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