By Mark Sheldon

On a wet and rainy Tuesday night, the Reds’ claimed a 3-2 victory over the Cubs at Great American Ball Park.

Pinch-hitter Chris Heisey’s RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning was the difference maker that snapped the 2-2 tie in a game delayed three different times for a total of one hour and 45 minutes.

First pitch was pushed back by 19 minutes, while the second delay halted play for 15 minutes during the top of the fifth. The third delay lasted one hour and 11 minutes, and this all came after Monday’s originally scheduled series opener was postponed by rain.

Billy Hamilton began the Reds’ first inning against Jeff Samardzija with a walk, then stole second base. He took third base on a wild pitch to Joey Votto and scored the game’s first run on a Brandon Phillips sacrifice fly.

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