Addison Russell’s bases-loaded double leads Cubs over Reds 5-2
CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie Addison Russell doubled with the bases loaded — one of his best moments during his first week in the majors — and the Chicago Cubs held on for a 5-2 victory on Sunday and a sweep of their rain-shortened series against the Cincinnati Reds.
The 21-year-old second baseman was in a slump when he broke the game open with his three-run double in the fourth inning off Anthony DeSclafani (2-1). Miguel Montero had a solo homer and a run-scoring single off DeSclafani, who had a streak of 16 scoreless innings snapped.
The Reds have dropped three in a row overall. They went 0 for 20 with runners in scoring position during the two games against Chicago.
Jake Arrieta (3-1) pitched six innings after waiting out a 4-hour, 13-minute delay before the Reds called off Saturday’s game because of persistent rain. The Cubs won the series opener on Friday night, 7-3 in 11 innings.