Reds take series from Cubs, break Sunday hex!

Reds 10 Cubs 2

Don't look now but the Reds bats are coming to life. Sunday afternoon at Wrigley, the Reds pounded out 17 hits and 10 runs in beating the Cubs 10-2.

The Reds take 2 of 3 from the first place Cubs and end the Sunday hex that had seen them lose their first eight Sunday games of the season.

That's back-to-back series wins over the Cubs, the only series the Cubs have lost in their last 14.

The Reds collected 42 hits in the three-game series, their most hits in a three-game series at Wrigley since 1976 (FS Ohio).

Seven different Reds collected at least two hits: Nick Senzel (3), Joey Votto, Eugenio Suarez, Yasiel Puig, Jesse Winker, Jose Iglesias and Curt Casali.

Casali hit a two-run homer off Cubs catcher Victor Caratini in the 9th inning.

Tanner Roark: 5 IN, 6 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K. 102 pitches.

The Reds jumped on Cubs SP Jose Quintana for four straight hits to open the game in a two run 1st inning and knocked him out with a four run 6th inning.

Senzel reached base four times (3 H/BB) and scored four runs.

He picked up his first ML outfield assist when he cut down a runner trying to score and also hustled his way into a double.

Next up: The Reds host the Pirates in a doubleheader on Monday.

The Reds stand 24-28 on the year and will make their ninth attempt (0-8) to pull within three games of .500 for the first time since April 29.

Box score HERE

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

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


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