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Wisdom's 3 hits, 6-run seventh, power Cubs over Reds 12-5

Patrick Wisdom doubled twice and had three hits and three RBIs, leading the Chicago Cubs over the Cincinnati Reds 12-5 on Tuesday night to even their three-game series.


Wisdom’s two-run single highlighted a six-run seventh inning that overcame a 3-2 deficit. Chicago had 16 hits, including four doubles.


Cody Bellinger went 3 for 5 with an RBI.


Ian Happ went 3 for 4 with a tying double.


Jason Vosler, TJ Friedl and Stuart Fairchild homered for the Reds. 


After going ahead in a first inning that included Jake Fraley’s RBI single, the Cubs didn’t get another hit off Luis Cessa until the sixth, when Wisdom doubled to chase the starter and scored on Eric Hosmer’s single off Ian Gibaut to cut the deficit to 3-2.


Nico Hoerner doubled off Buck Farmer (0-2) leading off the seventh, Dansby Swanson walked and Happ doubled in the tying run.


Reiver Sanmartin relieved, Cody Bellinger walked. Trey Mancini singled for a 4-3 lead and Wisdom followed with a two-run single.


After Hosmer reached on a fielding error by second baseman Jonathan India, Yan Gomes bounced into a run-scoring double play that increased the lead to 7-3.

Miles Mastrobuoni added an RBI single.


Wisdom and Hosmer added RBI doubles in a three-run eighth.

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