Cubs score 4 in 1st, beat Reds 4-1 after long rain delay
CINCINNATI — Miguel Montero doubled home a pair of runs during Chicago’s four-run first inning, and Dan Haren pitched into the eighth on Tuesday night, leading the Cubs to a 4-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds following a long rain delay.
The Cubs already have clinched a spot in the NL wild-card game for their first playoff berth since 2008. They trail Pittsburgh by three games for home-field advantage. The Pirates’ game against first-place St. Louis was rained out on Tuesday.
The Reds lost their season-high 10th in a row, their longest slump since they dropped 11 straight in 1998.