Win over Reds more than a game for two new Cubs

  • Chicago Cubs' Michael Hermosillo rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021.

    Chicago Cubs' Michael Hermosillo rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021.

  • Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Adrian Sampson throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021.

    Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Adrian Sampson throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021.

 
 
Updated 8/18/2021 6:38 PM

Adrian Sampson pitched 4 innings in his Cubs debut and outfielder Michael Hermosillo homered in his first Cubs start. That pair paved the way for a 7-1 win in Cincinnati, the Cubs' second straight.

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