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Mahle shines as Reds cool off Cubs with 5-1 victory

Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Tejay Antone, right, celebrates with teammates Eugenio Suarez, second from left, and Kyle Farmer after they defeated the Chicago Cubs in a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, May 30, 2021.
Posted at 8:43 PM, May 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-30 20:43:33-04

CHICAGO (AP) — Tyler Mahle worked five sharp innings, Eugenio Suárez homered, and the Cincinnati Reds cooled off the Chicago Cubs with a 5-1 victory.

Tyler Naquin drove in two runs for Cincinnati, and Nick Castellanos had two hits. Jonathan India also had two hits and drove in a run. Castellanos extended his hitting streak to 16 games, the longest active streak in the majors.

The banged-up Cubs had won six in a row. They were once again without first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who missed his fifth straight game due to back tightness.