MLB Field of Dreams Game live score, updates, highlights from Cubs vs. Reds

MLB Field of Dreams Game live score, updates, highlights from Cubs vs. Reds

There will once again be Major League Baseball played in the cornfields of Iowa.

The Cubs and Reds, two historic National League clubs, will face off in the second edition of the Field of Dreams Game, a matchup in Dyersville, Iowa, next to the set of the iconic film starring Kevin Costner, “Field of Dreams.”

Unlike the White Sox and Yankees playing in last year’s game, this matchup will not be between two playoff teams. The Reds are last in the NL Central at 44-66, and the Cubs are just a game ahead of them in third place at 45-65.

The Cubs will send out veteran southpaw Drew Smyly, who has pitched to a 3.97 ERA with 52 strikeouts, 15 walks and 70 hits in 65.2 innings this season. The Reds will counter with rookie left-hander Nick Lodolo, who has a 4.40 ERA in nine starts, with 58 strikeouts, 20 walks and 48 hits in 43 innings.

The Sporting News is tracking live scores and highlights from Thursday’s matchup against the Cubs and Reds. Follow along for updates throughout the game.

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MLB Field of Dreams Game live updates, highlights from Cubs vs. Reds

(All times Eastern)

8:27 p.m.: Farmer goes fishing for the second out of the inning.

8:26 p.m.: First pitch of the inning Senzel bounces to Madrigal behind second base, and he’s thrown out to start the farme.

8:25 p.m.: Willson Contreras is back in the game behind the dish. He had only walked off the field because he was tagged out.

8:22 p.m. End Top Third: Happ swings and misses to end the top half of the third.

8:19 p.m.: Hoerner lifts a flyout to left for the second out of the inning.

8:19 p.m.: Suzuki walks to put runners on first and second for the Cubs with one away.

8:16 p.m.: Wisdom swipes second base without a throw. Romine dropped the ball trying to transfer, but Wisdom stays put at second.

8:15 p.m.: Contreras exits the game. On a replay, it appeared like he rolled his ankle

8:13 p.m.: Wisdom singles to left. Contreras rounds second and starts trying to advance to third and hurts himself rounding the bases. He is tagged out after he fell to the ground. He’s trying to walk it off with trainers are out there evaluating him.

8:12 p.m.: Contreras walks to lead off the third inning.

8:07 p.m. End of Second: India chases strike three to end the inning. Reds put on two straight base runners before Smyly strikes out the side.

8:05 p.m.: Austin Romine is caught looking at a breaking ball for the third strike. Two away in the bottom of the second.

8:03 p.m.: Barrero chases a breaking ball down and outside for the first out.

8:01 p.m.: Aristides Aquino bloops in a single to right field, and the Reds have baserunners on first and second with no one out to start the bottom half of the second.

7:59 p.m.: First-base umpire Adrian Johnson says that Albert Almora did not go around, and he takes the walk on the full-count breaking ball to give the Reds a second straight leadoff baserunner.

7:54 p.m. End Top Second: Lodolo fans the side as Madrigal is also caught looking to end the frame.

7:51 p.m.: Christopher Morel is also caught looking at a fastball in the low-inside corner.

7:49 p.m.: P.J. Higgins is caught looking at a fastball in the low-inside corner of the strike zone by Lodolo for the first out of the inning.

7:44 p.m. End of First: Donovan Solano flies out to shallow center to retire the side and strand a pair of runners on first and second.

7:42 p.m.: Votto lifts a deep fly ball to left, but it’s caught by Happ for the second out.

7:41 p.m.: Kyle Farmer drops a base hit into right field to put base runners on first and second for Votto.

7:38 p.m.: Nick Senzel swings and misses at a breaking ball for the first out of the inning.

7:36 p.m.: Jonathan India is hit by a pitch to lead off the bottom half of the first to give the Reds a baserunner.

7:32 p.m. End Top First: Nelson Velazquez grounds out to shortstop to end the top half of the first.

7:31 p.m. Cubs scoring play: Make it four straight hits for the Cubs. Ian Happ doubles to center to drive in Hoerner. Cubs extend lead to 3-0.

7:30 p.m. Cubs scoring play: Nico Hoerner dumps a base hit into left to score Suzuki. Cubs extend lead to 2-0.

7:28 p.m. Cubs scoring play: Patrick Wisdom is hit by a pitch, and Seiya Suzuki follows that up with an RBI double into the left-center gap. Cubs take a 1-0 lead.

7:25 p.m.: Willson Contreras hits a slow dribbler back to the mound, and Lodolo fields it and throws it to first for the second out.

7:23 p.m.: Madgrial bounces a grounder out to Jose Barrero at shortstop, and is thrown out to get the game started.

7:23 p.m.: The first pitch of the game to Nick Madrigal is low and outside, and this game is underway.

7:08 p.m.: Legends of the game are walking out onto the corn field to join the Reds and Cubs ahead of tonight’s contest.

7:00 p.m.: Here’s a look at tonight’s starting lineups:

6:52 p.m.: Prior to the game, Joey Votto talked about what playing in the game means to him, and the connection with his late father.