Homer Bailey pitched six scoreless innings at friendly Wrigley Field for his first win of the season and Jay Bruce homered and doubled as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 8-2 on Sunday.
Darwin Barney and Welington Castillo hit two-run homers and Mike Olt added a solo shot as the Chicago Cubs broke out of a weeklong offensive funk and beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-4 Saturday.
Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Friday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at Wrigley Field.
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips left Friday's game against the Chicago Cubs because of back spasms.
Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has been cleared to throw batting practice for the first time since he was hit in the face by a line drive during an exhibition game on March 10.
Although the Reds are three games under .500, Cincinnati's season is just getting started.
Johnny Cueto struck out 12 and Joey Votto smacked a two-run homer in the seventh inning.
Pitcher Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night after the Pirates won the completion of Monday's suspended game.
The game that started Monday with 10 home runs ended Tuesday with hardly a whimper.
The Cincinnati Reds joined the rest of the MLB in honoring Jackie Robinson on Tuesday.
The players and managers had never seen anything like it - 10 homers - and the game isn't finished yet.
"Everything was great," Reds closer Aroldis Chapman said after he threw off a mound for the first time since he was hit in the face by a line drive in spring training.
Billy Hamilton finally showed a burst of greatness, but not after a little bit of a warm up.
Chris Heisey hit his first grand slam and Devin Mesoraco homered and drove in career high-tying four runs as the Cincinnati Reds took advantage of Tampa Bay's depleted pitching staff for a 12-4 victory on Sunday.
Reds starter Mat Latos had an MRI on his sore pitching forearm Saturday, a new problem that leaves him unsure of the next step in his recovery from a knee injury.
Reds closer Aroldis Chapman will throw a bullpen session Monday, his first since being struck in the face by a line drive during a Spring Training game March 19, according to a report from ESPN .
Alex Cobb went seven innings on Saturday, extending Tampa Bay's run of solid starting pitching, and James Loney homered for a 1-0 victory over the slumping Cincinnati Reds.
David Price took a shutout into the ninth and Matt Joyce homered, helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the slumping Reds 2-1 on Friday night for their first victory in Cincinnati.
The Reds' season has started a lot like the last one ended, with a lot of losses set up by a lot of runners stranded on base.
Billy Hamilton had three hits and his first two steals, and scored easily after tagging up on a shallow outfield pop fly to support a strong outing from Mike Leake in the Cincinnati Reds' 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.