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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

TV
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    Monday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

Scoreboard
Local
Final
UNC 82
OSU 74
Final
MVSU 60
NCCU 94
 
Final
UNCW 66
ECU 54
1st OT
CAR 2
NYR 2
 
Final
CHA 104
UTA 86
 
1st
WVU 2
NCSU 0
 
Final
NYK 90
PHO 99
Final
NOP 88
POR 114
 
Final
CHA 104
UTA 86
 
3rd
HOU 61
ATL 69
 
Half
DAL 42
SAN 47
 
2nd
DEN 19
IND 23
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
MIL
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LALAF 16
NEV 3
Final
UTEP 6
UTST 21
Final
COLST 10
UTAH 45
Final
AFA 38
WMICH 24
1st
BGU 7
SALABAMA 0
 
Final
GEOR 81
CHAR 78
Final
WKENT 67
LOU 76
Final
MICH 51
SMU 62
Final
CIN 47
VCU 68
Final
BSU 77
ABCHRIST 33
 
Final
PROV 85
UMASS 65
Final
AMER 46
MNTER 45
 
Final
UNC 82
OSU 74
Final
IUPUI 71
SALA 65
 
Final
VILL 82
SYR 77
Final
VT 64
CITA 61
Final
DUQ 79
MLOWELL 63
 
Final
FAIR 61
BEL 73
 
Final
YALE 60
GTDNS 64
 
Final
FD 76
DEL 74
 
Final
PSU 73
DREX 68
Final
UNCG 64
ELON 71
 
Final
ILL 62
MIZZ 59
Final
CAMP 90
MONT 64
 
Final
LONG 106
PSUBEAVER 74
 
Final
HOU 63
SCST 71
 
Final
FSU 75
SFLA 62
Final
BING 51
BONA 69
 
Final
RUTG 68
RFLSH 73
 
Final
MCNST 69
TOL 83
 
Final
JVU 84
TRUETT 55
 
Final
GT 65
VANDY 60
Final
INDST 56
EILL 60
 
Final
BUT 73
IND 82
Final
STEPH 94
ARTCH 57
 
Final
OREG 83
DELST 70
 
Final
Terriers 61
FATL 56
 
Final
TXARL 89
HPYN 50
 
Final
KU 96
LAF 69
Final
ARKST 67
MARS 58
Final
MEM 78
ORU 63
Final
KNST 53
UMBC 66
 
Final
NW 67
WMICH 61
Final
MIZST 65
EMICH 77
 
Final
CHIST 77
STJOE 54
 
Final
KENT 83
UCLA 44
Final
COC 68
DAVID 80
Final
RIU 69
DET 55
Final
UCR 78
HOUB 67
 
Final
MURST 89
ILLST 77
 
Final
NWST 89
LALAF 85
 
Final
WAGN 66
MON 74
 
Final
MVSU 60
NCCU 94
 
Final
PITT 81
OU 77
Final
TENNM 77
PBY 60
 
Final
WYO 57
SOUTH 39
 
Final
AFA 75
UCD 81
Final
MSST 51
USCU 53
 
Final
JMU 71
HIGH 80
 
Final
TXST 90
HTILL 56
 
Final
DRAK 54
ISU 83
Final
SHU 73
UNH 60
 
Final
SCU 72
NE 78
 
Final
MSU 64
TXSOU 71
Final
UF 63
WAKE 50
Final
ND 94
PURD 63
Final
SHSU 61
PVU 44
 
Final
AUB 89
XAV 88
Final
AKR 92
BLUFFTON 53
 
Final
DAY 78
BU 62
 
Final
UNCW 66
ECU 54
Final
CLMB 82
HOF 77
 
Final
GMAS 86
IONA 81
 
Final
TOWS 53
LAS 67
 
Final
MAN 73
MRGST 69
 
Final
CCST 76
YALE 84
 
Final
PEPP 63
RICH 65
 
Final
MAR 58
STJOE 75
Final
KYST 71
TEXAM 64
 
Final
MAST 72
VALPO 75
 
2nd OT
UMKC 94
INCWORD 93
 
Final
IDST 50
CALST 59
 
Final
NIOWA 56
IOWA 44
 
Final
SIUE 61
UWMIL 56
 
2nd
TEX 58
LBSU 53
 
2nd
TCU 67
TXSA 44
 
Half
ARK 45
SEMIZ 28
 
1st
NCOL 19
JVST 28
 
1st
ARST 20
LEH 24
 
1st
NMST 14
NMU 20
 
1st
WASH 35
OKLA 17
 
1st
GRCN 29
STED 23
 
1st
WEBER 31
WLVRN 20
 
1st
WVU 2
NCSU 0
 
10:00pm Tonight
SDST
BST
10:00pm Tonight
GONZ
CPSL
10:00pm Tonight
PAC
FRES
10:00pm Tonight
PORT
MNTST
 
10:00pm Tonight
CSNO
TAMCC
 
10:05pm Tonight
UTST
SDKST
 
11:00pm Tonight
BYU
STAN
11:30pm Tonight
UNLV
UTAH
Final
LOS 4
ARI 2
1st OT
CLB 2
CHI 2
 
Final
BUF 1
COL 5
 
3rd
PIT 3
FLA 1
 
1st OT
CAR 2
NYR 2
 
3rd
MON 4
OTT 1
 
3rd
TOR 4
PHI 7
 
Final
NYI 3
TAM 1
 
Final
NJD 0
WAS 4
 
2nd
MIN 3
NAS 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
VAN
CAL
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
STL
Final
WAS 27
PHI 24
2nd
SFX 21
SDC 7