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Reds beat error prone Cubs 6-3
By: Mike Stiles - Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Reds beat error prone Cubs 6-3
(CHICAGO) – The last place Cincinnati Reds keep finding ways to beat the top team in their division. Eugenio Suarez and Yasiel Puig each hit his 22nd home run of the season, and Cincinnati rallied past the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on Monday night. Jesse Winker raced home with an unearned run to cap a two-run seventh inning that made a winner of All-Star starter Luis Castillo. And although the NL Central standings are tight, the Reds improved to a surprising 7-3 against the first-place Cubs this season. Curt Casali sent the first pitch from reliever Steve Cishek (2-5) in the seventh into the left field bleachers to tie it at 3. Winker pinch-hit for Castillo and singled, then the Reds jumped on errors by two usually sure-handed Cubs infielders to take the lead. Winker advanced to second when shortstop Javier Baez couldn't handle Nick Senzel's grounder. Winker came home when Suarez's hard bouncer slipped over David Bote's glove at third. Castillo (9-3) allowed three runs on seven hits and struck out 10 through six innings. After throwing 105 pitches, the right-hander left trailing 3-2 before his teammates rallied to get him a win. Raisel Iglesias got five outs for his 17th save. Kyle Schwarber hit his 20th home run and doubled for Chicago. Jason Heyward came through with two more singles and an RBI, but the Cubs fell flat after a three-game sweep of Pittsburgh. Kyle Hendricks was sharp through six innings in his third start following a 17-day stint on the injured list with shoulder inflammation. The right-hander allowed two runs and four hits.

OTHER N.L. SCORES
San Francisco 19 – Colorado 2 (game one)
LA Dodgers 16 – Philadelphia 2
Atlanta 4 – Milwaukee 2
St. Louis 7 – Pittsburgh 0
San Francisco 2 – Colorado 1 (game two)

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