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(MLB) Chi Cubs vs. Cincinnati, 06/06/2024 7:10 PM, Score: 4 - 8
Money Line: 108.00 Chi Cubs (Away)
Result: Loss
Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati 7:10 ET
Cubs over Reds- These two National League Central rivals are playing for the second time in week, after the Reds took two of three last week in Chicago. The Cubs are coming off a second straight 7-6 win against the visiting Chicago White Sox, the latest victory occurring when Mike Tauchman belted a walk-off solo homer in the bottom of the ninth. The Reds were mired at the bottom of the majors in hitting for most of the month of May, ending the month with a .217 average on the year. Their weak offense was the biggest culprit in their 9-18 slump in the month, leading to a slide to the division basement. The Reds will open the series by sending right-handed ace Hunter Greene (3-2, 3.44 ERA) to the mound for his second start against the Cubs in five days. Javier Assad (4-1, 2.27 ERA) will get the ball for Cubs on Thursday. He wasn't involved in the decision against the Reds on Friday when he tossed 5 1/3 innings of two-run ball. In six career outings (four starts) against the Reds, Assad is 0-1 with a 2.30 ERA. He has made two career starts in Cincinnati, a pair of no-decisions in which he threw a combined 13 1/3 shutout innings. Take CUBS!