Cubs outlast Reds in 14 innings
The big crowds at Great American Ball Park this weekend got their money’s worth. After a walk-off win the bottom of the 11th for the Reds on Saturday, it was the Cubs who prevailed yesterday in 14 innings.
The Reds had chance after chance to win the game and could not come up with the big hit. The Cubs were not exactly clutch either.
With runners in scoring position? Reds, 0-for-13. Cubs, 4-for-21.
Left on base? Reds, 16. Cubs, 15.
Bronson Arroyo started and went seven innings. He gave up three runs, two of which were unearned because of a throwing error by Arroyo himself. Arroyo left the game with his team trailing, but the Reds battled back.
After the Reds tied the game in the eighth, both bullpens put goose eggs on the scoreboard until the 14th.
The first pitch from Mike Lincoln was deposited into the sun deck by Alfonso Soriano. Lincoln gave up two more runs on three more hits. He also walked two batters.
The three runs off of Lincoln were more than enough for the Cubs. Nothing for the Reds in the bottom of the 14th. Ballgame.
The Reds and their bullpen will enjoy a much needed day of rest today.
The team will be in our nation’s capital to take on the Washington Nationals beginning Tuesday night. It will be Johnny Cueto (5-3) against Jordan Zimmermann (2-3) in the series opener.