CUBS HOLD OFF REDS 8-7

The Chicago Cubs jumped out to a big lead and then had to hold off the Cincinnati Reds 8-7 Monday night in game 1 of their four game series at the Great American Ballpark. The Cubs led 6-0  after two innings behind Jon Lester who was outstanding going 5 innings pitching no hit ball. But the Cub Bullpen nearly gave the game away with 7 runs before Jeremy Jeffries picked up his first save of the season. The Cubs scored 8 runs on 8 hits with 2 errors and the Reds scored 7 times on 6 hits with 1 error. Reds starter Wade Miley took the loss. Anthony Rizzo homered for the third time and David Bote and Willson Conteras each added two hits in the win. Game two is Tuesday with Alec Mills scheduled to go for the Cubs and Tyler Mahle for the Reds. You can catch the action on Lite 103 WAKO with first pitch at 5:40 Central Time 6:40 Eastern.