Reds no-hit Cubs into the 8th, cruise 9-0

Reds no-hit Cubs into the 8th, cruise 9-0
By The Associated Press
May. 27, 2023 | CHICAGO
By The Associated Press May. 27, 2023 | 01:48 AM | CHICAGO
Hunter Greene saw the no-hit bid come to an end and went back to his conversation with the strength coach.

The right-hander was out of the game after throwing six hitless innings. The Cincinnati Reds were well on their way to a 9-0 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday, and that’s what mattered to him.

“There’s going to be growing pains,” Greene said. “I’m trying to figure stuff out. We have a young group, young core of players. They’re going to be figuring things out. We’re working hard every single day. We’re putting pieces together, and it’s gonna pay off very soon.”

Greene (1-4) set the tone as the Reds came within six outs of the majors’ first no-hitter this season. He matched a career high with 11 strikeouts in picking up his first win in 11 starts this season.

The Cubs got their only two hits in the eighth against Eduardo Salazar.

Chicago Cubs first baseman Matt Mervis catches the ball as Cincinnati Reds' Matt McLain is safe at first during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, May 26, 2023, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)