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Cubs score early to beat Reds in 'Field of Dreams' game

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In the 2nd Annual Field of Dreams game in Dyersville, Iowa, Nick Madrigal singled and ran in three and starter Drew Smiley threw five shutout innings to put the Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati. A 4-2 lead to the Reds.

Smiley (5-6) got out of the jam in his three innings of the first, striking out his nine batters, his best of the season. Rowan Wyck pitched 9th inning with 7th save in 9th chance.

In keeping with the theme of nostalgia next to the location of the 1989 film of the same name, the Reds pitched to World in his series a 1919 throwback that reflected the era when the Reds defeated the Chicago Whites his Sox. wore his uniform. That series that sparked the "Black Sox" scandal and dishonored his Jackson, Shoeless Joe, played by the late actor Ray Liotta in the film.

The Cubs, dressed in early 1900s retro costumes, had two outs in the first inning against Cincinnati starting pitcher and loser Nick Lodoro (3-4). I did a rally without anyone participating. All 4 runs are played over 4 2/3 innings.

A three-run uprising began when Lodro hit Patrick Wisdom in the hind leg with a curveball. Seiya Suzuki doubled to left center and Wisdom took his 1-0 lead. Nico Horner then singled homer Suzuki and Ian Happ hit a double to score Horner to close out the three-run first inning.

Wilson Contreras turned his left ankle on his third inning, Wisdom on his single while going around his second base. He immediately fell to the ground and was tagged with the first out of the inning. Contreras remained in the game.

Madrigal singled homer Nelson Velázquez in his fourth inning to make it 4–0.

After losing four in a row, the Reds again struggled to generate an attack. They had chances, runners on once and twice in each of the first three innings.

Matt Reynolds doubled homers Jose Valero and Jake Frehley and kept reliever Michael Rucker out as the Reds eventually broke through to the seventh. Brandon Hughes came to put out the fire when he retired the next three batters, including Joey Vott's strikeout to end the inning.

Reds second baseman Jonathan India continues to battle an unfortunate injury. After missing most of the first two months with a right hamstring injury and exacerbating that injury again on Monday, India was drilled in the first inning with a smiley fastball below the knee in his left foot. 39} India left the game after striking out his third inning.

– Field Level Media