The Cubs took an early lead thanks to home runs by Willson Contreras (here) and Nico Hoerner (here). The bullpen couldn't hold the lead and the Cubs lose their second straight game.\r\n\r\nJavier Assad pitched well, allowing only four hits in 5.1 innings. But Keegan Thompson was uncharacteristically wild, walking two and giving up a two-run home run to tie the game.\r\n\r\nBrandon Hughes came on in the 9th and allowed a walk and a double to give the Reds the win. (Box score).\r\n\r\nBottom Line\r\n\r\nThere's one more game left and it's meaningless.\r\n\r\nOn Deck\r\n\r\nIt's the last game of the season for the Cubs on Wednesday. Adrian Sampson takes on Graham Ashcraft at 3:10pm CT.