Reds triumph over Cubs with a close 3-2 win, extending winning streak to 6 games.

On Friday night, the Cincinnati Reds won their sixth consecutive game by defeating the Chicago Cubs 3-2. Nick Lodolo pitched a strong six innings, allowing only one run, while Tyler Stephenson hit a crucial two-run double to help the Reds secure their victory. The Cubs, on the other hand, have struggled recently and lost 11 of their last 15 games.

The Reds’ offense was boosted by Blake Dunn’s first major league hit in the fifth inning, which led to another run for the team. Despite a solo homer from Dansby Swanson in the sixth inning, Lodolo managed to keep the Cubs at bay and finished with seven strikeouts and four hits allowed. Michael Busch scored for the Cubs in the ninth inning, but it was too late to stop the Reds from winning 3-2.

In terms of injuries, both teams had some challenges. The Cubs had to scratch Nico Hoerner from their lineup due to continued soreness after being hit by a pitch. X-rays came back inconclusive, and further tests will be conducted. LHP Jordan Wicks was reinstated from injury and moved to the bullpen. On the Reds’ side, LHP Brandon Williamson was brought back from a rehab assignment due to persistent shoulder soreness.

The next matchup between these two teams will feature Andrew Abbott of the Reds facing off against Ben Brown of the Cubs. The Reds will look to continue their winning streak while hoping that their injured players recover soon, while

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