Saturday, May 7, 2011
Quick Take: Cubs 3, Reds 2
By Sahadev Sharma
CHICAGO -- A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 3-2 win after a ninth-inning rally against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday at Wrigley Field.
The good: Casey Coleman pitched six-plus innings, giving up only two earned runs while striking out six. It was quite possibly his strongest outing of the season. Carlos Pena went 3-for-4, hitting the game-tying home run in the ninth. Kosuke Fukudome's single drove in Blake DeWitt to win it for the Cubs. Jeff Baker nearly ended it one batter earlier, but the ball bounced into the stands for a ground-rule double, sending DeWitt back to third.
The bad: Tyler Colvin, getting a rare start in place of Alfonso Soriano, continued to struggle, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. He's now hitting .121.
Beyond the box score: Pena's third home run on the season was also his third in the last four games and his first at Wrigley Field.
Up next: Ryan Dempster tries to follow up his stellar outing from Tuesday as he faces the Reds' Johnny Cueto in the series finale Sunday at 1:20 CT.