Alfredo Simon vs Jeff Samardzija Battle Sees Chicago Fall 4-1
Cincinnati moneyline bettors cashed on Friday courtesy of a 4-1 win against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Cincinnati was an underdog by +104 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 6.5.
Alfredo Simon earned the victory for the Reds, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 2, and allowing 4 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Billy Hamilton in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija worked 7 innings, giving up 6 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Anthony Rizzo in a losing cause.
Cincinnati outhit their counterparts 8-6 in the game.
Jonathan Broxton pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.