Cincinnati ( Associated Press) — Frank Schwindell homed twice in a game for the first time in his career, Marcus Strowman recovered from a rough start to pitch five effective innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds to 11 on Tuesday night. defeated by -4.
Schwindell has three homers in the first two games of Chicago’s four-match series in Cincinnati. The Cubs have hit 19 homers leading the league since May 14, going deep in 10 of 11 games.
Strowman (2-4) needed 37 pitches to get through, giving the first five batsmen four singles and two runs. But after that he retired 14 of his last 16 batsmen with two walks. He scored eight runs.
Robert Geselmann conceded two runs for his first save as he worked the last three innings.
The Cubs took a 3-0 lead against Tyler Mahle (2-5) for the first time, thanks to the sacrifice of a two-run homer from Siya Suzuki and Schwindell.
Alfonso Rivas scored his first career triple with two runs in the third to put the Cubs 5-2 ahead.
Schwindell again went deep against Mahle in his sixth homer this season, the fifth of the Cubs’ five. Andrelton Simmons later added a two-run single in the innings. Mahle was charged with eight runs in more than four innings for the season’s worst.
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With the Reds trailing 10-3 in the ninth, shortstop Matt Reynolds made his second appearance on the mound. He conceded one run for one hit and hit two batsmen. Reynolds last pitched on May 4, allowing two hits in 1/3 of an innings in an 18–4 loss to Milwaukee.
Cubs: Schwindell starts on the designated hitter after Yann Gomes was scratched by a pain in the left oblique. … C Wilson Contreras was not placed on the injured list on Tuesday, which was the last day the Cubs could reverse the move. Contreras is accompanied by right hamstring stiffness from day to day.
Reds: 2B Jonathan India’s hamstring was examined on Monday and has not fully recovered. It may take up to two weeks for him to play again.
Cubs RHP Kyle Hendrix (2-4, 4.89 ERA) is looking for a rebound after allowing a career high-tying four homers on Friday against Arizona. RHP Luis Castillo (0-2, 4.60) will make his fourth start since the start of the season at IL with a right shoulder stretch.
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