Reds vs. Cubs – Game Recap – October 1, 2022

CHICAGO — — Seiya Suzuki hit a tiebreaking solo homer within the 7th inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 on Saturday for his or her 6th directly win.

Suzuki’s two-out power to left-heart in opposition to Derek Law (2-3) used to be Chicago’s first hit because the fourth and the remaining of 3 at the day. But the Cubs additionally had six walks and made essentially the most of a robust efficiency through their bullpen.

Cincinnati dropped its 5th directly recreation and 18th in its remaining 22 general. It must win 3 of its remaining 4 — all in opposition to Chicago — to steer clear of the franchise’s 2d 100-loss season.

Reds rookie Nick Lodolo pitched 5 innings of 1-run ball. But the left-hander issued a profession-top 5 walks and hit a batter.

Cubs lefty Drew Smyly allowed one run and 4 hits in 3 innings in his first get started since Sept. 14. He have been sidelined through shoulder stiffness.

After Smyly departed, Adbert Alzolay, Wade Miley (2-2), Manuel Rodríguez and Brandon Hughes blended for 6 hitless innings.

Miley labored two innings in his first look since he left his Sept. 24 get started at Pittsburgh on account of left indirect tightness. Hughes entered after Jake Fraley walked with two outs within the 9th and struck out pinch-hitter Alejo Lopez for his 8th save.

The Cubs jumped in entrance with a two-out rally in the second one. David Bote walked and scored on Nelson Velázquez’s triple into the distance in proper-heart.

Two extra walks loaded the bases, however Lodolo escaped the jam when Suzuki flied out to proper.

The Reds tied it with their very own two-out rally within the 3rd. Spencer Steer doubled and scampered house on Kyle Farmer‘s unmarried to proper.


The Cubs paid tribute to outfielder Jason Heyward with a spotlight video within the fourth. Heyward got here out of the dugout, placed on his 2016 World Series championship ring and took off his cap to recognize the cheering crowd of 31,256.

The 33-12 months-outdated Heyward hasn’t seemed in a recreation since June 24 on account of proper knee irritation. He has one season left on a $184 million, 8-12 months contract, however President of Baseball Operations Jed Hoyer introduced in August that Heyward would now not be again with the group in 2023.


Cubs: LHP Justin Steele (low again pressure) deliberate to throw a bullpen consultation on Saturday. “We’ll see it the way it is going. … The remaining one went neatly,” supervisor David Ross stated.


Right-handers Chase Anderson (2-3, 4.70 ERA) and Marcus Stroman (5-7, 3.66 ERA) get started on Sunday. Anderson has a 2.50 ERA in his remaining 4 begins for Cincinnati, masking 18 innings. Stroman is two-0 with a 2.25 ERA in his remaining 3 begins for Chicago.


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