Happ, Wisdom hit 3-run HRs, Cubs top Aquino, Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ian Happ and Patrick Wisdom hit three-run homers and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 Monday evening regardless of two residence runs by Aristides Aquino.

Happ drove in Seiya Suzuki with a fourth-inning double earlier than Wisdom hit his team-leading tenth homer.

With Chicago holding a 4-3 lead with two outs within the seventh, Happ drove the primary pitch he noticed from reliever Luis Cessa into the right-field bleachers.

Drew Smyly (2-5) went 5 2/3 innings, permitting three runs and 4 hits whereas putting out 5. He gave the impression to be on the best way to considered one of his finest outings of the season, retiring 13 at one level, however obtained in bother within the sixth when Tommy Pham hit a solo homer and Aquino launched a two-run shot to heart area.

Aquino, who had spent the previous few weeks within the minors due to lack of manufacturing, hit one other lengthy drive within the eighth, slamming Chris Martin’s slider 429 toes off the going through of the second deck in left area.

Aquino, who has struggled lately after an enormous rookie season, started the sport with only one residence run in 45 at-bats for the Reds in 2022.

David Robertson closed for his sixth save.

Reds starter Vladimir Gutierrez (0-6) continued to wrestle. He lasted 4 innings, permitting 4 runs and 4 hits and putting out 5.


Cubs: Manager David Ross mentioned C Willson Conteras, who left Saturday’s sport with tightness in his left hamstring, is getting higher and doubtless won’t need to go on the damage record.

Reds: RHP Connor Overton was positioned on the 60-day damage record with again points. … LHP Mike Minor (shoulder) will make another rehab begin at Triple-A Louisville earlier than making his Reds debut. … LHP Nick Lododo (decrease again) has began throwing once more. … The Reds nonetheless have 13 gamers on the injured record.


Reds OF Nick Senzel (COVID-19 record) was activated and began in heart area. He went 0 for five and struck out thrice. He missed 17 video games. … The Reds reinstated the next gamers from the COVID-19 restriction record following the street journey to Toronto: OF Albert Almora Jr., INF Brandon Drury and RHPs Joel Kuhnel and Tyler Mahle. …. Right-hander Graham Ashcraft, INF Taylor Motter and have been despatched again to Louisville after being introduced up as substitute gamers for the Blue Jays sequence.


The Cubs ship RHP Marcus Stroman (1-4, 4.88) to the mound to face Reds RHP Tyler Mahle (2-4, 5.23) on Tuesday evening.

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