Castellanos, Reds top Cubs 13-12 in 10 innings

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CINCINNATI — Nick Castellanos hit a game-ending RBI single in the 10th inning, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a wild 13-12 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

Jesse Winker began the Cincinnati 10th on second and advanced on Willson Contreras' passed ball. Castellanos then poked a liner into centre field against Craig Kimbrel (0-1).

Castellanos finished with five hits and four RBIs against his former team, including two of the Reds' five homers. Mike Moustakas, Eugenio Suárez and Tucker Barnhart also connected, and Ryan Hendrix (2-0) got the win — fanning pinch-hitting pitcher Jake Arrieta to end the Cubs’ 10th.

Chicago also went deep five times, but lost for the seventh time in nine games. Kris Bryant homered twice, and Anthony Rizzo, Javier Báez and Ian Happ also went yard.

The Cubs trailed 12-8 before scoring four times with two out in the eighth. Jake Marisnick singled in Jason Heyward before Happ belted a three-run drive off Tejay Antone.

Cincinnati right-hander Tyler Mahle allowed six runs and nine hits in five innings. Mahle allowed a total of five earned runs in 25 2/3 innings over his first five starts.

Cubs righty Trevor Williams permitted a season-high four walks in a season-low 2 2/3 innings. He was charged with six runs and six hits.

Chicago grabbed a 4-2 lead on solo homers by Bryant and Rizzo in the third. Cincinnati responded with four runs in the bottom half, showing off its power.

First, Castellanos connected for a tying two-run shot. After Joey Votto bounced to third for the second out, Moustakas and Suárez hit back-to-back homers.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Cubs: 2B Nico Hoerner and Happ collided in short centre field chasing Tyler Stephenson's pop fly in the eighth inning. Hoerner kneed Happ in the head, and Happ lay on the ground for several minutes before being taken off the field while sitting on a cart.

Reds: LF Winker, back in the lineup after leaving Friday’s game in the seventh inning and missing Saturday’s game with back spasms, was hit by a pitch on his padded right elbow in the sixth. He stayed in the game.

UP NEXT

Cubs: RHP Kyle Hendricks (1-3, 7.54 ERA) pitches Monday in the opener of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. RHP Walker Buehler (1-0, 3.16 ERA) starts for Los Angeles.

Reds: RHP Jeff Hoffman (2-1, 3.33 ERA) faces the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday for the first time since 2017 with Colorado. RHP Dylan Cease (1-0, 2.96 ERA) starts for Chicago.

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