Choo’s 11th Inning Hit Helps Reds Defeat Cubs.


Aug 12, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Cincinnati Reds outfielders Jay Bruce (32) , Ryan Ludwick (48) and Shin-Soo Choo (17) celebrate after defeating the Chicago Cubs 2-0 at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Reds continues their dominance against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field as Shin-Soo Choo delivered the game winning two run single in the top of the 11th as the Reds defeat the Cubs 6-4 on Tuesday Night at Wrigley Field.

In the 11th inning with the game tied at 4, Reds had the bases loaded with no outs without getting a hit. Cubs reliever pitcher Eduardo Sanchez walked leadoff pinch hitter Ryan Ludwick, threw a wild pitch to Devin Mesoraco allowing Ludwick to take second base, then he  walked Mesoraco. Cesar Izturis dropped a sacrifice bunt towards third, but the third baseman Donnie Murphy of the Cubs couldn’t pick it up resulted a error to load the bases for Choo.

Mired in a 1 for 23 slump on the first pitch he rocked the ball to right for a two run single. Aroldis Chapman came on for the bottom of the 11th and was perfect getting the save his 29th of the season. JJ Hoover gets the win pitching 2 2/3 innings as he continues his scorless innings streak to 24 innings longest in the majors right now.

Reds starter Homer Bailey struggled tonight gave up three homeruns going 6 1/3 innings of four run, six hits allowed, walled three and struck out five.

Reds got to Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija early as Brandon Phillips worked a 10 pitch at bat and resulted in a RBI single to push the first run of the game in. Phillips had there hits and six at bats tonight as he starting to heat up. Jay Bruce grounded out to second for a RBI scoring Joey Votto and a Reds 2-0 early lead.

With the win Reds have won 6 of their last 7 games and will look for the sweep tomorrow afternoon as it will be Bronson Arroyo for the Reds and Chris Rusin for the  Cubs. Pirates and Cardinals are beginning a series against each other tonight and the Cards won meaning the Reds are 3.5 games out of first place Pittsburgh. First pitch from Wrigley tomorrow is at 2:20pm.