With sweep of Reds, Cubs first to 8 wins

Jason Hammel pitched six shutout innings and helped himself by hitting an RBI double to lead the Cubs to an 8-1 victory and series sweep of the Reds on Thursday. With the win, Chicago is 8-1 in its first nine games for the sixth time in franchise history and first time since 1969. Raisel Iglesias, the Reds’ Opening Day starter, took the loss, serving up six hits over five innings. …Read the Rest


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