Cubs Edge Reds In Field Of Dreams Game

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On Thursday night in Dyersville, Iowa the second annual Field of Dreams Game commenced between two struggling NL Central ball clubs. Having brought Kevin Costner and his son back for last year’s opening ceremonies, this year featured Ken Griffey Jr. and Ken Griffey Sr., “having a catch.”

In what is truly a sight to see from an appreciation of baseball point of view, the game itself was close as well. The Cubs got out to an early start with 3 runs in the first inning, but the Reds pegged back 2 runs in the 7th. Unfortunately, for Cincinnati those would be their only two runs scored, as they lost the game 4-2. It’s the Reds 4th straight loss, as they currently hold the bottom position in the division.

Drew Smyly gave the Cubs 5 innings, only allowing 4 hits, and no earned runs. Nick Madrigal contributed 3 hits and an RBI for Chicago as well. The series shifts back to Great American Ball Park for Game 2 of the series which will be played on Friday evening.