The Chicago Cubs were looking to stay in the second wild card spot in the National League. The Cincinnati Reds were looking to foil those plans.
Cincinnati was able to score three runs in the first-inning on a Joey Votto and a two-run home run by Aristides Aquino off of Yu Darvish and it helped the Reds top Chicago 4-2.
Kyle Schwarber hit an RBI double in the first-inning for the Cubs. He also hit an RBI triple in the third-inning for Chicago.
In the fifth-inning, Eugenio Suarez hit an RBI single for Cincinnati.
Sonny Gray (11-7) was the winning pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. He pitched 6.2 innings and gave up four hits and two runs. Gray also walked three batters and struck out nine.
Yu Darvish (6-7) was the losing pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. He pitched seven innings and gave up six hits and four runs. Darvish walked one batter and struck out 13.
He was able to settle down after the first-inning, but that inning was the difference in the game.
Raisel Iglesias recorded his 32nd save of the season for Cincinnati. He pitched one scoreless inning. Iglesias struck out two batters.
With Chicago losing and the Milwaukee Brewers winning on Tuesday night, they are both tied for the second wild card spot in the National League.
The Washington Nationals lead both of those teams by 1.5 games for the first wild card spot in the National League.
The Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets trail the Cubs and the Brewers by four games.
The projected pitching match up for the final game of this three-game set at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois on Wednesday night will be Tyler Mahle (2-11, 5.11 ERA) for the Cincinnati Reds and Jon Lester (13-10, 4.59 ERA) for the Chicago Cubs.