Mike Leake Earns Win in Chicago vs Cincinnati Game
Cincinnati got a 2-1 victory over Chicago on Wednesday, with Mike Leake earning the victory and helping Reds moneyline bettors cash out.
Bettors who backed the Reds were rewarded as -118 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.
Mike Leake earned the victory for the Reds, throwing 8 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 1, and allowing 3 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Brandon Phillips in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Travis Wood worked 7 innings, giving up 4 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Ryan Sweeney in a losing cause.
Cincinnati enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 6-3 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Aroldis Chapman who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.