Well you knew it had to end at some point. The Cubs (49-66) played their best week of the season and gave their fans a reason to keep watching, but the winning streak came to an end on Sunday as the Reds (55-59) took the series finale 8-7.
The Reds got the scoring started on Sunday in the second inning on a solo homer by Drew Stubbs. The Cubs would take the lead in the third inning after a solo homerun by Starlin Castro and an RBI double by Marlon Byrd. The lead wouldn’t last long though as the Reds plated three in the fourth and two more in the fifth to take a 6-2 lead. The Cubs wouldn’t give up though plating two in the sixth and three more in the seventh to take a 7-6 lead. The lead wouldn’t last though as the Reds plated two in the eighth to re-take the lead for good and go on to the 8-7 victory.
Randy Wells gave the cubs seven innings of work but allowed six runs on eight hits. Wells didn’t figure in on the decision. Sean Marshall was roughed up in the eighth inning allowing two runs on three hits in just a third of an inning. Marshall took the loss and fell to 5-5 on the season.
Bronson Arroyo pitched ok for the Reds but also didn’t figure in on the decision. Arroyo went six innings and allowed four runs on five hits. Nick Masset got the win to improve to 2-5 on the season. Francisco Cordero pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 20th save on the season.
The Cubs will try to begin a new winning streak when they begin a series on Monday against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field.