Jeff Samardzija Tagged With Loss in Reds-Cubs Match
Chicago was unable to break through against the Cincinnati pitching staff, losing 1-0 on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park.
Cincinnati was favored by -167 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Cincinnati got 7 innings from Mat Latos, who gave up 0 earned runs on 4 hits, while striking out 4. He earned the victory, while the Reds got 1 RBI from Todd Frazier in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija worked 6 innings, giving up 7 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 8 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Julio Borbon in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Cincinnati as they had 8 hits, while Chicago only had 5.
Aroldis Chapman pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.
Next game, Cincinnati takes its act on the road to face Washington looking for another win. For Chicago, they head on the road to face Miami.