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National League Preview from The Sports Network



Wednesday, April 30th (All times Eastern)

Chicago Cubs (8-17) at Cincinnati Reds (12-14), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Chicago - Edwin Jackson (1-2, 5.02) Cincinnati - Tony Cingrani (2-2, 2.86)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Wet weather couldn't slow down Cincinnati rookie Billy Hamilton and the speedy outfielder showed there is a little bit of power to his game as well.

Hamilton and the Reds will try to sweep a rain-shortened two-game series with the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.

The 23-year-old Hamilton is hitting just .244 on the season, but is batting .340 over 13 games since April 15 and reached base four times in last night's 3-2 victory. Hamilton had a pair of infield singles, walked and hit his first career home run while also stealing his 10th base of the campaign.

Hamilton began the bottom of the first inning by drawing a walk, stealing second, moving to third on a wild pitch and then scoring on Brandon Phillips' sacrifice fly. His home run to start the bottom of the fifth tied the game at 2-2.

"Every day I come in here, I'm trying to do something good for the team, whether it's a sacrifice fly or a stolen base or scoring a big run," Hamilton said.

Chris Heisey drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth frame and Alfredo Simon won his fourth game of the season by allowing two runs over six innings in a game that had a delayed start due to rain and was also delayed twice after getting underway.

Monday's game was postponed due to rain as well.

While the Reds snapped a three-game slide, the Cubs lost for the fifth time in six games while their struggles in this series continued.

The Reds won two of three over the hosting Cubs from April 18-20 and have been victorious in 32 of the last 42 encounters dating back to late in the 2011 season.

Starlin Castro knocked in both runs for Chicago and Jeff Samardzija remained winless on the campaign after yielding three runs over 5 2/3 frames.

"We have to try to figure out how we can do anything that we possibly can to score more runs," said Cubs manager Rick Renteria, who was ejected in the sixth inning for arguing balls and strikes.

Right-hander Edwin Jackson will start for the Cubs, who will go into May still looking to win their first series of the season. They are 0-7 with one split in series this season.

Jackson earned his first win of the season on April 19, an 8-4 decision over the Reds as he allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings. That moved him to 3-1 lifetime against Cincinnati with a 3.03 earned run average.

The 30-year-old then tossed a season-high seven frames on Thursday versus Arizona, but suffered a 5-2 loss and was charged with three runs over seven frames. Jackson fell to 1-2 on the year with a 5.02 ERA.

The Reds counter with lefty Tony Cingrani, who lost to Jackson and the Cubs on April 19. He allowed three runs over five innings, issuing four walks and allowing four hits while falling to 1-2 lifetime in this matchup with a 4.39 ERA.

Cingrani was able to even his record at 2-2 with a 2.86 ERA on the season with Thursday's 2-1 win over Pittsburgh. The 24-year-old yielded one run on a career-high six hits in six innings of work while fanning seven.

04/30 10:53:01 ET

  • NFL: Chicago at Detroit

    Thursday at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Philadelphia at Dallas

    Thursday at 4:00 pm on FOX50

  • SEC: Arkansas at Missouri

    Friday at 2:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • HSFB: Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Friday at 11:35 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: Duke vs. Furman

    Wednesday at 5:00 pm on 620am

  • CBB: NC State vs. Richmond

    Wednesday at 7:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • NHL: Hurricanes at Florida

    Wednesday at 7:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
UWGB 66
ECU 49
4th
CHA 77
LAC 83
 
4th
CHA 77
LAC 83
 
4th
CLE 90
ORL 60
 
4th
PHI 84
POR 98
 
3rd
TOR 62
PHO 56
 
2nd
HOU 43
NYK 36
 
1st
DAL 16
IND 15
 
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UTA
CHI
Final
UWGB 66
ECU 49
Final
WEBER 59
NEV 56
Final
FRES 52
EVAN 58
Final
KYST 88
PURD 79
Final
LSU 61
CLEM 64
Final
ALCOR 95
DILL 73
 
Final
CHIST 46
UGST 69
Final
DET 69
MDES 55
 
Final
ARZ 72
MIZZ 53
 
Final
INDST 61
PEAY 57
 
Final
FLGC 58
MAR 43
 
Final
LALAF 52
UWMIL 56
 
Final
ODU 58
GWEBB 46
 
2nd
MD 76
ARST 73
 
Final
TOL 92
BUCK 65
 
2nd
JMU 77
COL 69
 
2nd
WINT 59
ETST 61
 
2nd
GSOUT 72
FIU 65
 
Final
BST 88
GRAM 46
 
2nd
APP 70
HAMP 59
 
Final
MAST 89
JVU 71
 
Final
XAV 89
MURST 62
 
2nd
WAKE 70
NICST 39
 
2nd
MSU 74
SCU 47
 
Final
LOU 87
SAV 26
 
Final
TENT 81
SELA 62
 
2nd
VCU 47
VILL 64
 
1st OT
OU 66
WCU 68
 
2nd
IND 54
EWASH 50
 
Half
ILL 31
BRO 35
 
Half
MSST 29
CLAYST 18
 
Half
BEL 41
LIP 27
 
Half
TCU 60
MVSU 20
 
Half
IOWA 35
PEPP 30
 
Half
MEM 38
PVU 23
 
Half
KU 51
RIDE 22
 
Half
BAY 33
STEPH 22
 
Half
INCWORD 51
A 34
 
1st
USF 18
HAW 14
 
1st
OKST 9
ORST 12
 
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WYO
FAM
 
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MARQ
YALE
 
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CHAM
PITT
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ILLST
SHU
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NMST
STET
 
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ISU
ALA
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SDKST
CHADRON
 
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NCOL
CCHR
 
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OREG
MICH
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SDU
WMICH
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PORST
SIUE
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AUB
TULSA
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SDST
BYU
2nd Intermission
NYI 0
PHI 0
 
2nd Intermission
BOS 2
PIT 2
 
2nd
FLA 1
MIN 2
 
2nd
DET 2
OTT 1
 
3rd
BUF 17
NYJ 3
 
1st
NOS 0
BAL 7