CINCINNATI (AP) — Gash Hoerner hit a fling-forward single in the sixth inning and the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen shut down the Cincinnati Reds in a morose 3-2 win on Saturday.
Hoerner drove in Javier Báez with one of his three hits, a two-out single to heart field off reliever Sean Doolittle to finish Chicago’s rally from a 2-0 deficit.
Rex Brothers (1-0) struck out all three batters he confronted in the sixth, the first three of eight strikeouts piled up by five Cubs relievers over five innings.
The main two batters reached against Craig Kimbrel in the ninth sooner than he regrouped to get the following three for his fifth build.
Cincinnati left-hander Amir Garrett struck out Anthony Rizzo with one out in the eighth and eminent by punching himself in the chest loads of times, and he looked to bawl something in Rizzo’s route. Báez yelled at Garrett from the dugout and Garrett took a pair of steps in that route, prompting each benches and bullpens to empty. No punches were thrown and there had been no ejections.
Reds starter Luis Castillo (1-3) lasted 5 1/3 innings with the support of two assists by sincere fielder Gash Castellanos and heart fielder Gash Senzel’s diving grasp of Kris Bryant’s sinking liner with Ian Happ on second to finish the fifth.
Cubs starter Zach Davies escaped bases-loaded jams in the third and fourth. Davies struck out Eugenio Suárez with a changeup to finish the third and coaxed Castellanos into a routine groundout to finish the fourth. The handiest runs Davies allowed were scored by Cincinnati’s first two batters of the sport.
The slumping Suárez struck out to finish three innings.
Third baseman David Bote’s throwing error on Castellanos’s infield hit opened the door for Cincinnati’s two-bustle first inning. Davies drove in Hoerner with Chicago’s first bustle with a security squeeze in the third. Bote doubled with two outs in the fourth and scored the tying bustle on Jason Heyward’s single.
Cubs: Brothers changed into visited on the mound by manager David Ross and a trainer after striking out Mike Moustakas for the second out in the fifth. Brothers stayed in the sport.
Reds: Tyler Naquin and Kyle Farmer were every hit by a pitch — Farmer on his sincere elbow. Every stayed in the sport.
Cubs: RHP Trevor Williams (2-2) will accept as true with his 15th profession look against Cincinnati, his first for Chicago. He’s 6-3 with a 3.50 ERA.
Reds: Left-handed batters are 5 for 54 (.093), all singles, against RHP Tyler Mahle (1-1) this season.
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