Tyler Mahle tossed one-run ball into the seventh inning and the Cincinnati Reds edged the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Friday for their fifth straight victory. The teams face off again this afternoon at Wrigley Field with pregame at 12:50 on News Radio 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Elsewhere in the National League: Jesus Aguilar hit his 20th homer, rookie Freddy Peralta pitched six sharp innings and the surging Milwaukee Brewers held off the Atlanta Braves 5-4. The Braves who have lost a season high four consecutive games, meet the Brewers again this afternoon at Miller Park.
The San Francisco Giants edged the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 with game three of the series this afternoon at AT&T Park.