By John Fay
Nothing comes easy for these 2014 Reds.
It looked like they would wrap up a fairly easy victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. It wasn’t easy. But it was a victory. Despite a very tense eighth inning and a fairly tense ninth, the Reds prevailed for a 7-5 win before a crowd of 20,497 at Great American Ball Park.
The Reds took the lead in the fourth. Kristopher Negron led off with a line drive to center.
Schumaker singled to get Negron in. An out later, Latos sacrificed Schumaker to second. Billy Hamilton followed with a slow grounder to shortstop Castro. Castro charged hard with Hamilton running. The ball went under his glove. It was originally scored an error and later changed to a hit. Schumaker scored to make it 4-2.
After Frazier reached on Valbuena’s error, starter Jacob Turner was done.
Brandon Phillips greeted reliever Carlos Villanueva with a single.
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