It's true for most teams, and certainly for the Cubs: Playing against the Reds is fun.
That was the case Wednesday night in their 9-3 victory, proving to be their fifth straight victory.
Here are some of the highlights from the W:
Jason Heyward had himself a night, going 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles, 2 RBIs and a walk. This one below allowed the Cubs to take a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
The Cubs dominated throughout, but the night could have looked differently if the Reds were able to put something together in the third inning. With two on and All-Star Joey Votto at the dish, trouble was brewing. Luckily Javy Baez cares not for trouble, so he did this.
It helped Mike Montgomery throw six shutout innings, eventually earning a W for his efforts in the hitter-friendly Great American Ballpark.
Kyle Schwarber then decided he wanted to get in on the fun, launching an opposite-field three-run homer to give the Cubs a touchdown lead.
Ian Happ is trying to put us reporters out of business by giving him a mock interview in the dugout after the dinger.
The Reds caught fire late with three solo homers in the ninth, but it was far too little too late.
Cubs win. Blouses.