By: Zane Miller
John Minchillo, AP
The Reds fell in the final game of their four game series against the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Sunday afternoon, making it a three out of four series in favor of the Cubs.
“Maybe we'll look back and say we were fortunate to win a game in that series," Reds manager Jim Riggleman said. "But when you're playing at home, you'd certainly like to win more than that for your home fans.”
The game began with the Reds getting on the board with an RBI single in the first inning by right fielder Scott Schebler, however there would not be much offense from the Reds from that point on as the Cubs came back in the second as left fielder Kyle Schwarber hit a two run homer to give the Cubs the lead, followed by shortstop Javier Baez hitting a solo homer. In the fifth, Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist drove in another solo shot to make it a 4-1 lead, which they added to in the seventh on an RBI sacrifice fly from center fielder Albert Almora Jr. as well as an RBI single by first baseman Anthony Rizzo to give the Cubs the 6-1 win and the series victory.
Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish pitched six innings, giving up just one earned run on two hits and three walks to earn the win. Reds starter Tyler Mahle gave up four earned runs, seven hits and a pair of walks in the loss.
The Reds will next play on Tuesday night at home to start their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.