Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Reds 7 - July 7, 2018

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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Reds 7 – July 7, 2018

Chicago Cubs

THE REDS CAN BE BEATEN.

It might take a huge comeback in the late innings to do it, but the Cincinnati Reds, it turns out, are not completely invulnerable. (Billy Hamilton, however, still is. The Cubs will never retire him ever again. Just accept it, and you’ll be happier.)

Despite an early 5-0 hole, and a Tyler Chatwood outing that would ultimately see him give up seven runs before the end of the 6th inning, the Cubs managed to keep chipping away, getting to within three by the time the bottom of the 8th inning rolled around.

There, the Cubs saw Victor Caratini and Addison Russell walk to lead off the inning. David Bote and Ben Zobrist followed with singles to make it a one-run game. And then after an Albert Almora strikeout, Javy Baez, who’d homered earlier to do some of that chipping away, hit one that Reds reliever Jared Hughes could not handle, allowing the tying run to score. An Anthony Rizzo groundout later and the Cubs had the lead.

Brandon Morrow then came in to shut things down. Boom. The Cubs beat the Reds. THE CUBS BEAT THE REDS. IT HAPPENED.

Baez’s huge day will rightly get a lot of love, but how about Randy Rosario? Not only did the dude hold the Reds down after Chatwood departed, but he also contributed to the comeback at the plate!

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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.