The Chicago Cubs are trailing 4-2 to the Cincinnati Reds after six innings of play at Wrigley Field on Sunday afternoon. On a chilly day on the North Side, the Cubs have been able to keep things close in an error-filled game despite allowing the Reds to get runners on base in nearly every inning.
In the first inning, Cincinnati had the bases loaded with just one out, but failed to score after both Jay Bruce and Scott Rolen struck out in back-to-back at-bats to end the threat. After getting a pair of runs in the third inning, the Reds had another big chance in the fourth with two men on and just one out but couldn't take advantage.
The Reds have just kept coming, though. After a silent fifth inning, the Reds took advantage of a pair of errors by Cubs catcher Geovany Soto to load the bases with zero outs. And yet, once again, the Cubs managed to get out of the jam relatively okay, allowing just two runs.
So even though you could say that Cincinnati has had major opportunities in four of its first six innings, the Cubs trail by just two with three frames to go.
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