MLB Game Recap - Chicago at Cincinnati
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

LAA
5
BOS
4
F(10)
HOU
7
BAL
8
F
NYY
1
TOR
0
F
ATL
5
MIA
4
F
WAS
7
NYM
4
F
CHC
6
CIN
3
F
KC
10
DET
2
F
CLE
7
MIN
3
F(10)
TEX
1
MIL
0
F
OAK
2
CHW
0
F
PIT
9
STL
11
F
COL
8
SD
3
F
TB
1
SEA
0
F
ARI
3
LAD
9
F
PHI
6
SF
9
F

August 11, 2019 1:10 PM

Final

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Chicago (64-54)

0

0

0

0

0

1

4

1

0

6

10

0

Cincinnati (56-60)

0

0

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

3

6

0

W: Phelps (1-0)

L: Lorenzen (0-3)

S: Strop (10)

CHC - HR: Happ (4) , Bryant (23)

CIN - HR: Suarez (33)

Bryant homers, Cubs rally for 6-3 win over Reds
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:31 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) The Chicago Cubs were down, and the Cincinnati Reds had All-Star Luis Castillo on the mound.

Just when it looked as if the Cubs were in trouble, they rallied. Kris Bryant led the way.

Bryant capped Chicago's four-run seventh with a three-run homer, and the Cubs beat the Reds 6-3 on Sunday for a split of their four-game series.

"It was huge," Bryant said. "If you look at the game, they were rolling. Castillo was rolling. It felt like we might not win this game. That big inning was huge. The Reds have played us tough all year."

Ian Happ added a solo drive in the eighth as the NL Central leaders recovered after falling behind 3-0 in the fifth. David Phelps (1-0) pitched a perfect sixth for the win, and Pedro Strop got three outs for his 10th save.

Bryant, Happ, Jason Heyward and Nicholas Castellanos each had two hits for the Cubs, who improved to 7-9 against the Reds this year after losing 10-1 on Saturday.

Cincinnati had won five of six to stay on the fringe of the NL wild-card race and was hoping to close the gap in the division by taking the series. Instead, the Reds finished with the same seven-game deficit in the Central that they had when the series started.

"We really wanted to win that game," manager David Bell said. "It was a good game, a great series. A lot of good things happened. We have to come out tomorrow and play. That is the only way to bounce back. If you spend time thinking about missed opportunities, it is a losing attitude."

Eugenio Suarez homered for the third straight game and rookie sensation Aristides Aquino had a run-scoring single, but the Reds bullpen faltered after Castillo was pulled in the seventh. He threw 100 pitches, 67 for strikes.

"It is disappointing but it is part of the game," Castillo said through a translator. "I have to learn from it but it is not the last time it is going to happen. I felt good in the seventh. Last time, I threw 120 pitches. I still felt good."

Tony Kemp drove in Happ with a grounder and Heyward singled with two out before Michael Lorenzen (0-3) came in. Castellanos singled to left and Bryant gave Chicago a 5-3 lead when he drove Lorenzen's next pitch deep to left-center for his 23rd homer.

While Cincinnati struggled after Castillo departed, Chicago's banged-up bullpen allowed just two baserunners in the last four innings. Rowan Wick struck out four in two innings to get the ball to Strop.

"The bullpen was outstanding," manager Joe Maddon said. "We had it set up for Wick to face the middle of their order. He was pretty impressive."

Aquino's third-inning single drove in Joey Votto and gave him at least one RBI in each of his last six games. Suarez's two-out homer in the fifth was his 33rd of the season, one shy of the career-high 34 he hit last season.

Bryant's homer handed a no-decision to Jon Lester, who dropped his previous two starts. The left-hander allowed five hits, struck out seven and walked three in five innings.

ABOUT TIME

Phelps got a win for the first time since Sept. 23, 2017, for Seattle at Atlanta.

CENTURY MARK

Lester reached 100 career strikeouts against the Reds, making them the ninth team to strike out at least 100 times against him.

HALF-CENTURY

As part of the franchise's celebration of the 150th anniversary of baseball's first all-professional team, the Reds wore replicas of their 1969 home uniforms. It was the 11th in a series of 15 throwback outfits the team is wearing this season.

FREE AGENT

David Hernandez, who was designated for assignment on Friday, cleared waivers and was released by the Reds. Hernandez, 34, was 2-5 with an 8.02 ERA in 47 relief appearances.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: C Curt Casali (right knee sprain) left his rehab appearance with Triple-A Louisville on Saturday with tightness in his left hamstring. ... SS Jose Iglesias missed his third straight start with a sore right bicep.

UP NEXT

Cubs: Following an off day, LHP Jose Quintana (10-7, 4.23 ERA) gets the ball Tuesday at Philadelphia. He is 6-0 with a 3.67 ERA in his last seven starts.

Reds: RHP Anthony DeSclafani (7-6, 4.20 ERA) pitches Monday night at Washington. Erick Fedde (2-2, 4.20 ERA) starts for the Nationals.

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Pitchers of Record

Chicago IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
D. Phelps (W, 1-0) 1 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.000
P. Strop (S, 10) 1 0 0 1 1 0.00 1.000
Cincinnati IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
M. Lorenzen (L, 0-3) 0 2 2 0 0 99.99 99.990

Batting Leaders

Chicago AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
I. Happ 4 2 2 1 1 0 6 0 3.0
K. Bryant 5 2 1 1 3 0 5 0 2.0
Cincinnati AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
E. Suarez 3 2 1 1 1 1 5 0 3.9
K. Farmer 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.7

Team Comparison

CHC CIN
At Bats 37 33
Hits 10 6
Batting Average .270 .182
On Base Percentage .308 .270
Slugging Percentage 0.486 0.333
Doubles 2 2
Triples 0 0
Home Runs 2 1
Total Bases 18 11
Walks 2 4
Strikeouts 10 13
Stolen Bases 0 1
Caught Stealing 0 0
Runners Left On Base 6 7
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 2/6 2/5
Double Plays Fielded 0 0
Errors 0 0

2019 Regular Season - CIN Leads Series 9-7

Date Result Winner Loser
Tue May 14 CHC 3 @ CIN 1 K. Hendricks T. Roark
Wed May 15 CHC 5 @ CIN 6 A. Garrett B. Brach
Thu May 16 CHC 2 @ CIN 4 L. Castillo J. Quintana
Fri May 24 CIN 6 @ CHC 5 D. Hernandez S. Cishek
Sat May 25 CIN 6 @ CHC 8 D. Maples J. Hughes
Sun May 26 CIN 10 @ CHC 2 T. Roark J. Quintana
Fri Jun 28 CHC 3 @ CIN 6 S. Gray C. Hamels
Sat Jun 29 CHC 6 @ CIN 0 J. Quintana L. Castillo
Sun Jun 30 CHC 6 @ CIN 8 A. DeSclafani J. Lester
Mon Jul 15 CIN 6 @ CHC 3 L. Castillo S. Cishek
Tue Jul 16 CIN 3 @ CHC 4 S. Cishek R. Iglesias
Wed Jul 17 CIN 2 @ CHC 5 Y. Darvish S. Gray
Thu Aug 8 CHC 12 @ CIN 5 T. Chatwood K. Gausman
Fri Aug 9 CHC 2 @ CIN 5 T. Bauer Y. Darvish
Sat Aug 10 CHC 1 @ CIN 10 S. Gray K. Hendricks
Sun Aug 11 CHC 6 @ CIN 3 D. Phelps M. Lorenzen

Game Information

Stadium: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Attendance: 31,929
Game Time: 2:55
Weather: 83F, Partly Cloudy
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?