In an idyllic atmosphere, the Chicago Cubs won the second edition of the Field of Dreams game 4-2 against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday in Dyersville, Iowa.
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Last year, as major league baseball players visited the location of the blockbuster hit 1989 film, which translates to “Jusqu’au bout du rêve” in the French version, Tim Anderson gave the Chicago White Sox the win over the New York Yankees game-winning home run.
The approximately 8,000 spectators who attended the show this year were not entitled to a Hollywood final in the corn field. It was in the first inning that the Cubs hit the winning run, a one-run double by Ian Happ.
Seiya Suzuki got the ball rolling just before for Team Illinois with a brace that sent Patrick Wisdom to the plate, then Nico Hoerner allowed his Japanese teammate to finish his lap on the trails.
The winner’s starting pitcher, Drew Smyly (5-6), had nine strikeouts in five innings, allowing only four strikeouts.
Teammate Michael Rucker allowed the Reds the only runs produced in the seventh on a Matt Reynolds double.
Nick Lodolo (3-4), meanwhile, has one defeat on his record. In four and two-thirds innings of work, four runs were scored alone and seven strikes placed to safety.
Although the first two editions of this game went smoothly, the 2023 Field of Dreams match will not take place. Dyersville Stadium is currently undergoing renovations and will not be ready in time for next year.