Reds will return to action Friday after two straight rainouts

Reds are 3-2 after season-opening homestand

Credit: David Jablonski

Credit: David Jablonski

The Cincinnati Reds finished their season-opening homestand with a winning record — thanks in part to the final game being postponed by rain.

The Reds (3-2) and Chicago Cubs (2-3) were rained out Wednesday afternoon after a delay of 1 hour, 43 minutes at Great American Ball Park. The game never got started.

The game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Sept. 1. Game 1 will start at 1:10 p.m. Game 2 will start at 6:40 p.m.

The Reds also announced Wednesday their series opener on the road against the Philadelphia Phillies (1-4) on Thursday was postponed because of the weather forecast. That game will be rescheduled for 3:05 p.m. Friday when both teams were scheduled to have an off day in Philadelphia. That will be the start of a three-game series that will conclude Sunday.

After the series in Philadelphia, the Reds will travel to play the Atlanta Braves (4-1). That three-game series starts Monday.

The Reds split two games with the Cubs after winning two of three games against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Reds hit .261 with 10 home runs on the homestand. Jason Vosler led the offense with three home runs and seven RBIs. He hit .333 (5 for 15).

TJ Friedl hit .353 (6 for 17) with two home runs. Jake Fraley hit .385 (5 for 13) with four RBIs.

Reds pitchers posted a 4.80 ERA in the five games. After allowing three earned runs in 16 1/3 innings in the first four games, the Reds bullpen gave up eight earned runs in 3 2/3 innings in a 12-5 loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.

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