RECAP — Cubs 1, Reds 0

It wasn’t one of the prettiest wins this season, but the Cubs shutout Cincinnati 1-0 on Saturday.

Standout Performances

Willson Contreras: 2 for 3, 1 RBI
Javy Baez: 1 for 4, 1 R

Jon Lester: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB 9 Ks, Win (16-6)

How it Happened

Jon Lester dominated the Reds lineup, firing 7.0 shutout innings. Reds starter Cody Reed dominated the Cubs lineup, with 5.0 shutout innings and 10 Ks. That was the story of the game as the Cubs could not score a run. That was until the 6th inning when Willson Contreras delivered. Contreras knocked in a run on a single, as the Cubs went up 1-0. Cubs relievers did their job, as the Cubs held on for a 1-0 shutout over Cincinnati.

One Great Moment

Willson Contreras came through big time. He broke up the 0-0 tie as the Cubs finally scored. Javy Baez came around from second to score the only run of the day. Luckily it was enough. Check it out:

Standings Check

The Cubs improve to 87-61, now 2.0 games ahead in the NL Central.

Up Next

Jose Quintana closes out the series on Sunday at 1:20 PM CT. The game will be broadcast by ABC 7 and 670 The Score.


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CUBS WIN! Wasn’t pretty, but a 1-0 shutout over the Reds! Jon Lester with 9 Ks in 7.0 innings.

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