Cincinnati Tops Chicago 7-4 - Recap
Cincinnati got 6 innings of work from Homer Bailey en route to a 7-4 victory over Chicago on Monday at Great American Ball Park.
The Reds were a -156 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 7.5.
Homer Bailey earned the victory for the Reds, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 3, and allowing 6 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Jonny Gomes in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Darwin Barney in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Chicago as they had 9 hits, while Cincinnati only had 8.
The game was closed out by Francisco Cordero who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.