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CI Recap (7/7/18) – Cubs 8, Reds 7: Cubs Rally From Five Run Deficit For Win

For the first seven innings on Saturday, it seemed like another game the Cubs would drop to the Reds. Tyler Chatwood struggled again, and the Cubs found themselves down big. But the Northsiders staged a furious 8th inning rally to snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat.

The Tyler Chatwood Experience was put on show right out of the gate. In the first inning, Jim Hickey met with the struggling Cubs pitcher on the mound after he juiced the bases. The meeting didn’t help; two consecutive wild-pitches immediately followed and the Reds took an early 2-0 lead. Eugenio Suarez added on to the lead in the third inning with a three-run shot to make it 5-0.

The Cubs scratched their way back in the 4th inning off of Matt Harvey. Victor Caratini doubled home Kyle Schwarber, advanced to third on an error, and scored on a groundout to make it 5-2.

The Reds would immediately respond, though. Joey Votto and Jesse Winker hit RBI singles off of Chatwood to make …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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