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Bullpen strong again as Reds hand Cubs 9th straight loss

Bullpen strong again as Reds hand Cubs 9th straight loss

CINCINNATI (AP) — With one out in the ninth inning and Cincinnati clinging to a 3-2 lead against the Chicago Cubs, Amir Garrett put himself in a jam.

Garrett walked Ian Happ on four pitches and surrendered a pinch-hit single to Eric Sogard. That precipitated a consult with from Reds pitching coach Derek Johnson, whose instruction was easy.

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“Throw the ball appropriate down the center, fetch this double play,” Johnson advised him.

Willson Contreras then bounced to third baseman Eugenio Suárez, who started a sport-ending double play that closed out the Cubs’ ninth straight loss.

“Kudos to (Johnson) for popping in the market and talking to me,” said Garrett, who earned his sixth attach.

Cincinnati earned its fourth straight purchase and pulled within seven video games of NL Central-main Milwaukee. The Reds consult with the Brewers for a four-sport collection prior to the All-Megastar ruin, and the teams play a three-sport draw in Cincinnati after the ruin.

The Cubs scored a entire of 5 runs in the weekend collection, dropping all three video games by one bustle. They closed out a 1-9 day out, losing each sport after throwing a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Reds’ beleaguered bullpen held the Cubs scoreless for the third straight day. After Wade Miley gave up 10 hits through 6 2/3 innings, Artwork Warren (2-0), Brad Brach and Garrett closed it out.

“They’ve been doing it more than staunch this weekend, nevertheless I assume it in reality confirmed up this weekend,” Cincinnati supervisor David Bell said. “They’ve been pitching in reality smartly, and again this day.”

Chicago went 2 for 9 with runners in scoring put and left eight runners on base.

Cubs appropriate-hander Kyle Hendricks pitched six innings of one-bustle ball. He allowed 5 hits, struck out 5 and walked none.

Chicago jumped in entrance with one bustle in each of the most important two innings. Javier Báez singled in Kris Bryant in the most important. Then Jake Marisnick smashed a one-out triple over the head of Tyler Naquin in center in the second and scored on Hendricks’ two-out single up the center.

Cincinnati purchased one abet on Tucker Barnhart’s RBI double in the second, after which went forward to persist with two runs in the seventh.

The Reds loaded the bases against Dan Winkler (1-1), who hit Jonathan India with one out to push across the tying bustle. One other bustle scored on Jesse Winker’s infield out prior to Andrew Chafin struck out Prick Castellanos to discontinue the inning.

“It was a noteworthy day,” Marisnick said. “We couldn’t give you a gigantic hit. It’s been tricky, nevertheless you received’t ticket guys striking their heads. Our pitchers are giving us a likelihood, nevertheless it absolutely’s been eluding us no longer too lengthy ago.”


Cubs: 2B Nico Hoerner (left hamstring strain) was activated from the injured listing. He went 0 for 4 in his first gigantic league sport since Could perhaps 25. INF Sergio Alcántara was despatched all the design down to provide room on the roster.

Reds: Injured relievers Tejay Antone (appropriate forearm inflammation) and Lucas Sims (sprained appropriate elbow) are anticipated to delivery throwing again quickly and can very smartly be abet by the pause of July, Bell said. Antone has been on the injured listing since June 9, and Sims since June 24.


Cubs: Correct-hander Zach Davies (5-5) is anticipated to delivery Monday in the opener of a four-sport collection against Philadelphia. Left-hander Matt Moore (0-1) takes the mound for the Phillies.

Reds: Correct-hander Vladimir Gutierrez (3-3) begins Monday at Kansas Metropolis. Left-hander Mike Minor (6-6) gets the ball for the Royals, who lead the all-time collection with the Reds 17-12.


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Bullpen strong again as Reds hand Cubs 9th straight loss