Chicago Cubs Series Preview: Reds scuffling as Cubs come to Cincinnati

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Cubs take both from the Reds at the Great American Ballpark

The Cubs are coming off a dreadful series, but there’s no reason to think it will continue into the Reds series. The pitching matchups for the Cubs are heavily in their favor, and the offense will likely see some changes in the coming games.

The one player that everyone was sure about was Ian Happ, and he’s struggled since opening the season with a home run. Maddon may mix things up a bit, giving Albert Almora Jr. another shot while flanking him with Heyward and Schwarber in game one of the series. He’s not done well against righties, but maybe Maddon will get him some at-bats against one.

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It’s just two games, but it would mean a 4-2 record while heading into division-leading Milwaukee for four games. The Cubs need a little bit of momentum this season, and there’s no place better to get it than from the Reds.