Cincinnati 1, Chi. Cubs 0

Date - Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:35 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 48°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jordan Baker, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Marvin Hudson,
Attendance - 16426

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 6-14 3-5 3-9 L1
Cincinnati 13-9 12-4 1-5 W1

Recap


Reds 1, Cubs 0: Mat Latos pitched seven scoreless innings and Todd Frazier blasted his sixth home run as Cincinnati took two of three from visiting Chicago.

Latos (1-0) struck out four and limited the Cubs to four hits and a walk before exiting with two on and no outs in the eighth. Jonathan Broxton got out of the jam and Aroldis Chapman worked around a two-out single from Anthony Rizzo for his fourth save in four tries.

Both teams' starters turned in strong outings despite injury scares in the first inning. Latos took a line drive off his right foot and Jeff Samardzija had his right hand looked at after deflecting leadoff man Shin-Soo Choo's shot back to the mound, but both were able to continue.

Latos retired the first 10 batters he faced before Julio Borbon's one-out double in the fourth and never really got into trouble until allowing the first two men to reach in the eighth. Samardzija (1-4) gave up one run on seven hits over six innings with eight strikeouts but still lost his fourth straight start.

Frazier broke the deadlock in the sixth inning with a blast to center that was estimated at 480 feet. Choo went 2-for-4 and has reached base in all 21 games he has played this season. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cubs starters have recorded 12 quality starts in 19 games but have only three wins. … Cincinnati's starters have an ERA of 2.99 and have not allowed more than two runs in the past 10 games. … Reds 1B Joey Votto went 2-for-14 with seven strikeouts in the series.


 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Cincinnati
Jeff Samardzija Player Mat Latos
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 7.0
8 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 4
1.50 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Cincinnati
Cody Ransom Player Shin-Soo Choo
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
1 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 5 0 6 .172 10 6 0 1 0 0
Cincinnati 8 1 11 .276 14 10 1 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Reds have a W/L % of .615 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Cubs have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .429 after a loss.