Bailey (1-6) allowed 10 hits in five or fewer innings for the second consecutive game. Opponents have reached the right-hander for 28 hits in 13 2/3 innings over his last three games. He gave up six runs and issued five walks with three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.
Cubs: OF Jason Heyward was activated before the game from the seven-day concussion disabled list.
Reds: 3B Eugenio Suarez returned to the starting lineup after missing Wednesday’s game at San Francisco with a right ankle injury he suffered on Tuesday.
Cubs: RHP Kyle Hendricks (3-3) will start the first game of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader. LHP Jose Quintana is scheduled to start the nightcap.
Reds: RHP Luis Castillo (3-4) is the projected starter for the first game of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader with RHP Sal Romano (2-4) starting the nightcap.
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