Chicago vs Cincinnati Game Final 3-1 - Jeff Samardzija Earns Win
Cincinnati dropped a 3-1 decision at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday as Chicago legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jeff Samardzija.
Chicago was an underdog by +146 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Chicago got 7 2/3 innings from Jeff Samardzija, who gave up 1 earned run on 3 hits, while striking out 7. He earned the victory, while the Cubs got 1 RBI from Bryan LaHair in the win.
Cincinnati got a 6-inning outing from Bronson Arroyo in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 1 walk and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while Brandon Phillips had 1 hit in the loss for the Reds.
Chicago enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 10-3 advantage in hits.
Carlos Marmol pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.