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Recap - Cincinnati Defeats Chicago 7-3

Chicago dropped a 7-3 decision at Great American Ball Park on Sunday as Cincinnati legged out a win behind winning pitcher Lucas Sims.

The Reds were a -130 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 9.5.

Lucas Sims earned the victory for the Reds, throwing 2.1 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 2, and allowing 2 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Aristides Aquino in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher Ross Detwiler worked 1.1 innings, giving up 3 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jose Abreu in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Chicago as they had 5 hits, while Cincinnati only had 6.

Cincinnati heads into a battle against Milwaukee. Chicago, meanwhile, will have their next action against Cleveland.