The Cubs blew an early lead, then came back and walked it off.
The Cubs split this series with the Reds, but they had to come back to win this one after blowing a 6-1 lead after six innings. They were 63-55 after this win and led the N.L. Central by 1½ games.
It figured that a game that included a first-inning grand slam, a mediocre outing from a starting pitcher that turned dominant, a stolen base from said starting pitcher and some miserably bad bullpen work from the Cubs would end on a wild pitch, didn’t it?
That’s only a quick summary of the Cubs’ wacky 7-6 win over the Reds Wednesday night, so let’s get right to it.
John Lackey, who had been so good since his return from the disabled list about a month ago, began as if he needed to go back on the DL. He loaded the bases with nobody out in the top of the first. A run scored on a sacrifice fly, and it might have been worse except — and for the second straight day! — the arm of Kyle Schwarber: