The Reds were one game over .500 (5-4) when they had their last off day before a stretch of 20 games in 20 days. They promptly lost their next three games to the Pirates, then won eight of 10 at home and closed one of the toughest stretches of the season with five losses in seven games at Washington and St. Louis.
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Reds at Cubs, 2:20 p.m., FS Ohio, 700, 1410