TopicCincinnati Reds beat Chicago 5 3 Wednesday

  • Thu 7th Jul 2016 - 4:47pm

    Chicago • Tucker Barnhart hit a go ahead, three run homer off Trevor Cahill in the seventh inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat Chicago 5 3 Wednesday in the Cubs 12th loss in 17 games.

    A day after having seven players selected for next week s All Star Game, the Cubs lost to the last place Reds for the second time in three days and dropped below Texas for the best record in the major leagues.

    Chicago led 3 1 when Brandon Phillips and Jose Peraza hit consecutive one out singles against Cahill 1 3 and Barnhart sent a 2 2 sinker into the basket in center field for his third home run this year.

    Anthony DeSclafani 3 0 allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings.

    Tigers 12, Indians 2 • In Cleveland, Nick Castellanos had three hits, including a three run homer, and tied his career high with five RBIs to lead Detroit and stop Cleveland s home winning streak at 13.

    Rookie Michael Fulmer 9 2 allowed two runs — one earned — and five hits in six innings, improving to 7 1 with a 0.63 ERA in his last nine starts.

    Josh Tomlin 9 2 retired his first nine batters, then gave up hits to four of his next five and lost for the first time since May 30. He allowed eight runs, tying his big league high, and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings.

    Nationals 7, Brewers 4 • In Washington, Bryce Harper hit the first of Washington s three home runs, and the Nationals returned to form.

    After watching Washington score a combined two runs in the first two games of the series, manager Dusty Baker said before the finale, We re operating at a low energy level right now.

    Harper remedied that with a three run shot in the first inning, the Nationals first long ball in three games. Ryan Zimmerman chased Brewers starter Matt Garza 1 2 with a two run drive in the fifth for a 7 4 lead.

    Tanner Roark 8 5 allowed four runs and seven hits in seven innings for the Nationals.

    Mets 4, Marlins 2 • In New York, Wilmer Flores homered twice and Jacob deGrom pitched seven strong innings for New York.

    Giancarlo Stanton went deep twice for the second consecutive day to reach 200 homers.

    Following a 26 pitch first inning Keyvius Sampson Jersey, deGrom 5 4 settled in and won his second straight start after going winless in his previous 10.

    Left hander Justin Nicolino 2 5 fell to 0 5 in his last 10 major league starts.

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