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Cubs 8, Reds 7: They really don’t ever quit!

A stirring eighth-inning rally in front of a loud full house at Wrigley gave the Cubs a come-from-behind win.

I have to be honest with all of you.

When Eugenio Suarez hit a three-run homer off Tyler Chatwood in the third inning, making the score 5-0 Reds, I thought, “This game is over.”

I could not be happier to have been wrong about that, as the Cubs chipped away at the Cincinnati lead and then put together one of the best comeback innings of the year, a four-run eighth, and defeated the Reds 8-7 on one of the most beautiful weather days of the entire year.

The big blows in that eighth inning were a two-run double by Ben Zobrist, an RBI single by Javier Baez that went about 55 feet off Jared Hughes‘ hand, and a little dribbler of a groundout by Anthony Rizzo that scored the fourth run of the inning that gave the Cubs the lead.

But here, I’m starting at the end, so let’s rewind this one to the beginning, as there’s quite a bit to unpack.

Chatwood looked like he might get out of the first inning unscathed. Three batters in, …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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