Bryzzo showed off some flair for the Chicago Cubs during the series opener versus the Cincinnati Reds
Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks worked a 1-2-3 first. He struck out both Nick Senzel and Joey Votto and got a groundout from Eugenio Suárez.
Kyle Schwarber led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run, his eighth of the season. The Cubs didn't add any further runs, but took the lead early at 1-0.
The fireworks came in the third inning, starting with a walk to Schwarber. Kris Bryant hit his 12th homer of the season, and during the next at bat Anthony Rizzo hit his 14th. The Cubs would end the inning ahead 4-0.
The Reds got on the board in the fourth inning. Votto doubled and scored on a single from Yasiel Puig, changing the score to 4-1.
Wandy Peralta took over for DeSclafani after he walked Hendricks in the bottom of the fourth. He faced Schwarber, who grounded out to end the inning.
The Reds added some insurance and pulled within one run in the sixth. Jesse Winker singled and Puig hit a home run. The Cubs now led by only 4-3.
Reds reliever Matt Bowman faced Victor Caratini, Daniel Descalso, and Albert Almora Jr in the sixth and induced groundouts from all three.
Brad Brach relieved Hendricks in the seventh, and Addison Russell entered the game at second base (replacing Descalso). Hendricks went six innings with six hits, three runs (all earned), one walk, and nine strikeouts. Brach worked a groundout from José Peraza to lead off the inning, followed by a strikeout from Senzel and a single from Votto. Suárez got a hit on a fly ball to right that Jason Heyward and Russell both advanced on but neither caught. Luckily, Heyward had the heads-up to go low and get the ball back to the infield without allowing the Reds to score.
Still in the seventh, the Reds tied the game after a double from Winker, scoring Votto. The inning may have ended on the play, but Russell cut off a throw that could have ended the inning. Regardless, Puig struck out swinging to end the inning at 4-4.
Amir Garrett took the mound for the Reds in the bottom of the seventh after Russell led off the inning with a strikeout. Garrett got a strikeout Schwarber and the final out of the inning with a groundout from Bryant.After a pop out from Derek Dietrich and a strikeout from Kyle Farmer in the Reds half of the eighth, Tucker Barnhart singled on a soft grounder to Bryant at third. He advanced to second on a throwing error from Bryant. Mike Montgomery took over for Brach after he walked José Peraza. Brach faced Senzel, who grounded out for the final out.The Cubs regained the lead in the eighth with an RBI single from Willson Contreras, who was pinch hitting in place of Montgomery, and Caratini advanced to second after a walk during his at bat. Mark Zagunis came in as a pinch runner for Caratini, but the Cubs would have to settle for a 5-4 lead after Almora flew out to right to end the inning.The lead would be short lived, as the Reds took over 6-5 on a home run from Suárez off of Steve Cishek. Votto scored as well, on base from a walk. Winker was then hit by a pitch and Cishek was pulled. James Norwood was the new pitcher for the Cubs. He walked pinch hitter Curt Casali and struck out Dietrich. Farmer and Barnhart flew out to end the inning.Raisel Iglesias pitched for the Reds in the bottom of the ninth. Russell struck out looking, Schwarber flew out to left, and Bryant popped up behind home for the final out.