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Chicago Downed 3-2 By Cincinnati - Jeff Samardzija Takes Loss

Chicago Downed 3-2 By Cincinnati - Jeff Samardzija Takes Loss

Chicago dropped a 3-2 decision at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday as Cincinnati legged out a win behind winning pitcher Alfredo Simon.

Cincinnati was favored by -133 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Cincinnati got 6 innings from Alfredo Simon, who gave up 2 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Reds got 1 RBI from Billy Hamilton in the win.

Chicago got a 5 2/3-inning outing from Jeff Samardzija in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 4 walks and 8 hits in his time on the mound, while Emilio Bonifacio had 2 hits in the loss for the Cubs.

The battle of the bats favored Cincinnati as they had 11 hits, while Chicago only had 8.

The game was closed out by Jonathan Broxton who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.