Mat Latos vs Jeff Samardzija Battle Sees Cincinnati Fall 6-5
Chicago scored 1 run in the 14 to edge Cincinnati 6-5 on Thursday at Wrigley Field.
Chicago was an underdog by +112 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Chicago got 6 innings from Jeff Samardzija, who gave up 5 earned runs on 10 hits, while striking out 6. Hector Rondon earned the victory, while the Cubs got 1 RBI from David DeJesus in the win.
Cincinnati's starting pitcher Mat Latos worked 6 innings, giving up 8 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 4 hits from Jay Bruce in a losing cause.
Chicago outhit their counterparts 15-13 in the game.
Chicago heads into a battle against New York. Cincinnati, meanwhile, will have their next action against Milwaukee.