#1 . Lindor slowly lifted his helmet and peeled off his gloves von anda0012 26.06.2019 11:21

CINCINNATI -- Jake Arrieta threw a no-hitter at Great American Ball Park in April with thousands of Cubs fans cheering him on. The Reds didnt want to let Jon Lester reach another pitching milestone in the same place.The Reds scored five times in only five innings off the left-hander, denying him a 20-win season, as Cincinnati pulled away to a 7-4 victory on Saturday.Tim Adleman (4-4) gave up three runs in five innings as part of a rare Reds victory over Chicago. The Cubs are 14-4 against Cincinnati this season. Ben Zobrist hit his third homer in two games.The overwhelming majority of the 30,970 fans were wearing Cubs blue and cheering for Lester (19-5) to get that milestone victory.You know everybody in that clubhouse wanted to get him his 20th win, Adleman said. This didnt feel at all like home. The place was flooded with Cubs fans. It was sweet to get the win today.Asked before the game if hell open the playoffs with the same lineup -- including Lester on the mound -- Cubs manager Joe Maddon said, Theres a shot. The Cubs will host the NL wild-card playoff winner on Friday at Wrigley Field.The Reds got to Lester with Eugenio Suarezs two-run homer and a pair of RBI by Joey Votto. The left-hander hadnt allowed five runs in a start since July 9.He wasnt as sharp as hes been in the past against us, manager Bryan Price said. It was a little bit more of a battle by us. We gave him some good at bats. We didnt make it easy on him.Nobodys been better lately than Lester. Since the All-Star break, hed won a career-high 10 straight decisions. In September, he allowed a total of two runs while winning all five starts. Lester had allowed one run or none in a club-record eight straight starts heading into Saturday.The Reds strung together several well-placed hits while sending him to his first loss since July 3. Lester was hoping to become the first Cubs left-hander to win 20 games since Dick Ellsworth in 1963.Arrieta won 22 games last season to help the Cubs reach the playoffs.STATSThe Cubs have hit 40 homers against the Reds this season, the most ever by an opposing team against Cincinnati. ... Dexter Fowler singled for his 1,000th career hit. ... Suarez snapped an 0-for-12 slump with his first homer since Aug. 30. ... Votto had three hits and drove in three runs overall. Hes batting .412 since the All-Star break. Hes trying to become the first player in the majors to hit .400 after the All-Star break since Ichiro Suzuki hit .429 in 2004. ... Aroldis Chapman fanned Votto on three pitches in the eighth clocked at 101, 102 and 101 mph.TRAINERS ROOMCubs: OF Jorge Soler took batting practice on Saturday and appeared to have no problems with his sore right side that has sidelined him for a week. 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A rare opportunity they cant let slip away.But that 68-year title wait isnt over yet.Trevor Bauer had one shaky inning Sunday night and that was enough for the Chicago Cubs to claim their first World Series win at Wrigley since 1945, an intense 3-2 victory in Game 5 that prevented Cleveland players from spraying champagne inside the ballparks ivy-covered walls.The Indians, who managed to take two of three while playing by National League rules in Chicago, will get their next chance to win a first Series title since 1948 on Tuesday night at Progressive Field, where they went 53-28 during the regular season and are 5-1 in the postseason.Were in good position still, first baseman Mike Napoli said. Were up 3-2 and going home. We did what we had to do here. We put ourselves in position to try and win it in a crazy atmosphere. Now were going to go home and try and win it in front of our fans.Were still a confident group. Nobodys hanging their head in the clubhouse. Were all packing up to go home, sleep in our own beds and get after it when the time comes.Josh Tomlin will start Game 6 on short rest against Jake Arrieta, and if he cant finish the job for the Indians, they still have an ace up their sleeve. Corey Kluber, who has won both his starts in this Series, will be ready again on three days rest for Game 7 -- if necessary.Cleveland fans are hoping it isnt.The drone-flying Bauer, whose postseason was briefly a bloody mess, soared through the first three innings, matching Chicagos Jon Lester almost pitch for pitch. Bauer struck out the side in the first and only gave up a single over the first three innings before he got into trouble in the fourth.Bauer lost for the second time in the Series and more than a few Cubs fans werent about to let him leave town without some postgame taunts.As Bauer stood near the Indians dugout following the game, one fan waving a W flag screamed: Bauer, can you pitch Game 6? One more time.Another fan thanked Bauer for losing.This time, he fired back.Be sure to thank me when you loose Game 6, he hollered before heading to the Indians cramped clubhouse.ddddddddddddIn the fourth, Kris Bryant tattooed Bauer for a leadoff homer, and by the time the inning was over, he had allowed three runs and put the Indians in a hole that proved to be just a little too deep.After Bryants homer into the left-field bleachers, Anthony Rizzo doubled off the right-field wall and soon Cubs fans were bellowing Bow-er, Bow-er, hoping to rattle the right-hander who has been prone to big innings all year and only recently had 11 stitches removed from his pinkie after slicing it open while repairing one of his remote-controlled models.Ben Zobrist followed Rizzos double by lacing a single to center and then the Cubs took a softer approach, getting an infield roller, bunt single and sacrifice fly to take a 3-1 lead.Still, Bauer felt good about his outing.I felt great, he said. I threw the ball really well. Had command of all my pitches, but I wanted to win tonight. Weve got to win one more game.The Indians, whose season has been marked by resilience and comebacks both personal and collective, closed to 3-2 in the sixth on Francisco Lindors RBI single .They also had scoring chances in the seventh and eighth against Cubs flame-thrower Aroldis Chapman, summoned by manager Joe Maddon earlier than usual with Chicagos season dangling by a thread.Lindor came up again in the eighth, and with a chance to drive in the tying run from third with two outs, he looked at strike three -- a 101 mph, four-seam fastball that he thought was low.Clevelands star shortstop, thrown out trying to steal second in the sixth, spent more

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