Cincinnati Reds blow early lead, lose to Chicago Cubs on late home run

The Cincinnati Reds waited more than three hours to play in the rain on Saturday night at Wrigley Field.

And once the rain stopped, Chicago Cubs shortstop Dansby Swanson added another downpour – a two-run homer off Lucas Sims in the eighth inning to beat the Reds 7-5 on a long, wet night of baseball.

In miserable early playing conditions, the Reds took a 4-0 lead on four unearned runs in the second inning, gifted by right fielder Seiya Suzuki’s routine fly and cleared the bases on a routine fly to the right. Stuart Fairchild followed the three-run error with a run-scoring single.

Hunter Greene allowed a grand slam after walking the bases loaded in the second inning, but allowed just one extra run in six innings.  He only allowed three hits, but he walked five and hit two batters.

But Suzuki got all four in the bottom of the inning on a two-out grand slam against Hunter Greene after the Reds starter loaded the bases with three walks.

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A wet and sometimes sloppy game ended in the bottom of the eighth tied at 5-5.

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