Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Full Bio


Reds beat Cubs, take series

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Reds 5 Cubs 2

TJ Friedl ripped a three-run 2nd inning homer and the Reds never looked back in taking the series from the Cubs. They snapped a string of eight straight rubber game losses, longest since 1982. 

Nick Lodolo was the beneficiary of the Reds second straight four run 2nd inning. He rolled to the 6th before Cubs started squaring him up and scored twice. 
6 IN, 7 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HBP, 90 pitches/60 strikes 

Jake Fraley: 3 H, 2B, R, RBI. 7 game hit streak
Jeimer Candelario: 2 H, R 
Spencer Steer: 2 H, B-B multi-hit games
Jonathan India: BB, RBI...a BB in six straight games
Jacob Hurtubise: H, HBP, 9 pitch K, 5 pitch 20 pitches.  
Elly: 0 for 5, 4 K…0 for 14, 9 K series….Sunday: 6 called strikes/5 swing & miss/3 fouls
Will Benson: 2 K, BB 

Whiff: Elly (83) and Benson (78) are No. 1 and No. 2 in MLB K.

Cubs SP Ben Brown 4 runs in 2nd: 5 IN, 5 R. He was coming off seven no-hit innings in his previous start and entered the game with a 15 inning scoreless streak: 

Pen: Martinez 2 IN, 0 R…..Diaz 1 IN, Save, BB leadoff batter.

Picked: Steer and Fraley picked off at 1st. 

Targets: Combined 8 HBP in the series.

How they scored:
2nd India sac fly, 1-0 Reds 
2nd Friedl 3-run HR (1), 4-0 Reds 
3rd Fraley sac fly, 5-0 Reds

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