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Tuesday, August 13th (All times Eastern)

Cincinnati Reds (66-52) at Chicago Cubs (52-66), 8:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Cincinnati - Homer Bailey (7-10, 3.73) Chicago - Jeff Samardzija (6-11, 4.23)

(Sports Network) - Right-hander Homer Bailey can keep a hot streak going on Tuesday night when the Cincinnati Reds return to Wrigley Field for the second of three games with the Chicago Cubs.

The Reds opened the series with a victory on Monday night when starter Mat Latos threw an eight-inning gem in a 2-0 triumph.

The win moved the Reds to just 4 1/2 games in back of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League's Central Division and only 1 1/2 games away from overtaking St. Louis for second place.

The Reds won the division in 2010 and 2012.

Bailey, who threw the second no-hitter of his career on July 2 against San Francisco, followed that masterpiece with losses in four consecutive starts.

He's since won two in a row, however, holding San Diego and Oakland to a combined 14 hits and six runs in 13 2/3 innings while the Reds recorded 4-1 and 6-5 victories.

The former first-round draft pick - No. 7 overall in 2004 - is 7-2 in 12 career meetings with the Cubs while posting a 4.38 earned run average across 72 full innings.

He was a 6-2 winner when last they met on June 10 at Wrigley, where he worked eight innings and allowed an unearned run on four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts.

He's opposed by fellow right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who's not won in four starts since July 19.

The former Notre Dame football player defeated Colorado, 3-1, for his last victory, but has gone 0-2 with two no-decisions since while watching his ERA rise from 3.91 to 4.23.

He was ripped for nine runs and 11 hits in his most recent outing on Aug. 8 at Philadelphia, where he retired just 11 batters in a 12-1 loss.

Samardzija is 1-2 in 19 career meetings with Cincinnati and got a no-decision against the Reds, including a no-decision on June 13 after a six-inning stint in a gam the Cubs ultimately won, 6-5.

On Monday, Brandon Phillips' two-run homer in the seventh inning was all the run support needed for Latos (12-3), who scattered six hits, struck out nine and did not walk a batter en route to his fourth straight winning decision.

The Cubs were coming off a series win in St. Louis but opened their 10-game homestand with a third consecutive shutout loss in front of their home fans -- the first time that has happened since 1924.

Travis Wood (7-9) was a hard-luck loser after throwing eight innings of four- hit ball, the costly mistake to Phillips spoiling an otherwise stellar start.

The Reds won 10 of the initial 13 games with the Cubs this season, including three of four at Wrigley between June 10-13.

08/13 10:31:19 ET

  • CBB: North Carolina vs. Ohio State

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: UCLA vs Kentucky

    Tomorrow at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: San Diego at San Francisco

    Tomorrow at 8:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Panthers vs. Cleveland

    Monday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • WBB: Duke vs. UMass Lowell

    Tonight at 6:30 on 620am

  • NFL: Philadelphia at Washington

    Tomorrow at 4:25 pm on 620am

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
CHA
 
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
Final
SAC 107
MIL 108
Final
GSW 114
OKC 109
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
CHA
 
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ORL
UTA
 
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CLE
BRK
 
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BOS
MIN
 
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DET
TOR
 
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MIA
WAS
 
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MEM
CHI
 
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SAN
POR
 
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DEN
LAC
 
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LAL
OKC
 
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
Final
SD 55
MNTST 53
 
Final
UAB 70
LSU 79
Final
EVAN 81
OHIO 69
 
Final
CSFU 72
CSDH 50
 
Final
ORST 90
DEP 59
Final
PAC 69
NEV 65
Final
USF 77
PORST 40
 
Final
IDAHO 86
WALLA 39
 
Final
UTST 57
CALST 56
 
1:30pm Today
YOUNG
WILB
 
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TULA
JST
 
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RAD
SIENA
 
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MERC
COOK
 
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BUCK
CASEWEST
 
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LIB
CPNC
 
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SCAR
CLEM
 
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CMICH
CONC
 
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MIAMI
EKENT
 
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GWEBB
HIWASSEE
 
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ODU
MDES
 
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BUF
NIAG
 
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KSU
NCAT
 
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FAM
UNF
 
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NORST
NARZ
 
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DART
NILL
 
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MORE
NKENTUCKY
 
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UCSB
SDCHR
 
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STJ
GAELS
 
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ALA
STILL
 
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HAMP
TENST
 
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TENN
TENT
 
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WMARY
WSHMD
 
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FLGC
FUR
 
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CALST
SDKST
 
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MTST
CHAT
 
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NDAK
DICKINSON
 
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LAMON
LSUALEX
 
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PRIN
LIP
 
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LAM
MLGN
 
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MINN
SEAT
 
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LOYC
SUTAH
 
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SELA
WINT
 
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SILL
NO
 
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MARQ
ALAAM
 
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TTU
ARKPB
 
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DEN
COLST
 
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CREI
TXPA
 
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CAL
EWASH
 
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UTST
IDST
 
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UTEP
ARZ
 
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CHAM
HAW
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
Final
MON 1
ANA 2
Final
SJS 4
EDM 3
Final
LOS 6
STL 4
7:00pm Tonight
NJD
TAM
 
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OTT
ANA
 
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DET
NYI
 
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WIN
BOS
 
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CAL
DAL
 
Final
JAC 21
TEN 13