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Junior Lake #21 of the Chicago Cubs dives but misses the catch of a ball hit by Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds in the 5th inning at Wrigley Field on April 18, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Reds Beat Reeling Cubs 4-1

Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Friday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at Wrigley Field.

04/18/2014

Pittsburgh outfielder Travis Snider. (Getty Images)

Watch: Sometimes Fly Balls Have A Way Of Humbling You

The effort was extraordinary. The execution here was anything but.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2014

Billy Hamilton. (Getty Images)

Watch: Billy Hamilton Scores From 3rd On Sac Fly Barely Into Outfield

No one runs like Billy Hamilton runs.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2014

Matt Garza. (Getty Images)

Matt Garza On Cubs: Best Of Luck, But ‘I’m Going To Try To Kick Their Teeth In’

Matt Garza appreciated his time in Chicago, but he has a new mission now.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Brooks Raley. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs’ 40-Man Roster Trimmed As Raley, Marshall Lost To Waivers

This helps make room for right-hander Jason Hammel.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2014

Paul Konerko. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Time To Appreciate Paul Konerko

He may be finishing in Chicago as unassumingly as he arrived.

670 The Score–09/04/2013

First baseman Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs bobbles a ground ball hit to him in the third inning by Shin-Soo Choo #17 of the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 24, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rizzo recovered and was able to tag Choo out to end the inning. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Cubs Lose Season-High 5th Straight

Joey Votto extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a homer, and Ryan Hanigan and Brandon Phillips also homered on Friday night, powering the Cincinnati Reds to their fourth straight win, 7-4 over the Chicago Cubs.

05/24/2013

Zack Cozart #2 of the Cincinnati Reds forces out Luis Valbuena #24 of the Chicago Cubs during the second inning on May 3, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Reds Hold Off Cubs 6-5

Jay Bruce had two RBIs and scored a run, Shin-Soo Choo drove in a run and scored twice, and the Cincinnati Reds held off the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Friday.

05/03/2013

Travis Wood of the Chicago Cubs throws a pitch during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on April 22, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Reds Take Cubs 5-4 In 13

Jay Bruce hit a tying double and scored on Cesar Izturis’ two-out single in the 13th inning Monday night, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory that gave the Chicago Cubs their fourth straights loss.

04/22/2013

Starlin Castro. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Cubs Win 9-7 To Salvage DH Split Against Reds

Brett Jackson hit his first career home run to help Brooks Raley earn his first major league win, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 9-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and a split of their day-night doubleheader on Saturday.

08/18/2012

Ryan Ludwick #48 of the Cincinnati Reds hits a home run during the game against the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park on August 17, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Reds Hit 3 HRs In 7-3 Win Over Cubs

Todd Frazier hit a two-run home run, Ryan Ludwick and Jay Bruce added solo shots, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 on Friday night in the opener of a four-game weekend series.

08/17/2012

Chris Sale

Sale Pitches 2-hit Ball Over 6 Innings, But Reds Beat White Sox 1-0

Chris Sale, who had allowed eight runs in 7 1-3 innings in his previous two starts, is moving to the rotation following two seasons in the bullpen.

03/19/2012

Cubs Beat Reds 8-6 As Marmol Struggles

At least Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo and Chicago Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol have plenty of time to work out the kinks. Arroyo was hit hard and Marmol also struggled during Chicago’s 8-6 exhibition victory over Cincinnati on Monday.

03/12/2012

Aramis Ramirez will move north and join the Brewers. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Reds Beat Cubs 8-6 In 11 Innings

Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning that lifted the Cincinnati Reds to an 8-6 win over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.

09/15/2011

Alfonso Soriano gets a hit off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Dontrelle Willis to drive in a run in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Castro Leads Cubs To 12-8 Slugfest Win Over Reds

Starlin Castro homered, scored four runs and drove in three while extending his career-high hitting streak to 13 games and leading the Chicago Cubs to a 12-8 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of a four-game series on Monday.

09/12/2011

Chicago Cubs' Starlin Castro, right, high-fives Tony Campana after he hit a two-run inside-the-park home run that scored Castro during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Friday. (AP/Brian Kersey)

Cubs Get 6th Consecutive Win By Beating Reds 4-3

Tony Campana drove in a pair of runs with an inside-the-park homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Friday for their sixth consecutive victory.

08/05/2011

Aramis Ramirez

Home Runs Power Cubs Past Reds, Snap Eight-Game Losing Streak

Carlos Pena and Aramis Ramirez hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning to lead the slumping Chicago Cubs past the Cincinnati Reds. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

Carlos Marmol

Slumping Cubs Start Series With Reds

The struggling Chicago Cubs might be exactly who the Cincinnati Reds want to see right now, and Cubs’ current losing streak might be in danger of growing.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011

Carlos Zambrano

Cubs Start Road Trip In Cincinnati

The rain-soaked weekend that ended the Chicago Cubs’ most recent homestand with a game cut short and a game postponed before it started, may turn out to benefit the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2011

Ryan Dempster

Cubs Confident ‘Results Will Turn Around’

At three games under the .500-mark, the Chicago Cubs are just four games back from the top of the NL Central. And there’s legitimate reason to think Cubs can stay competitive in their division.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2011

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