On Thursday night, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 in the Major League Baseball Field of Dreams Game of 2022.

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The game on Thursday was played at the movie location in Dyersville, Iowa, just like the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees from the previous year.

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The Cubs took the lead right away by scoring three runs in the first inning (all with two outs). Seiya Suzuki doubled to make it 1-0 and start the scoring.

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Nico Hoener then scored Suzuki, growing the lead to 2-0, before scoring himself on an Ian Happ double

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Even though the Cubs would score another run in the fourth inning on a single by Nick Madrigal, the first-inning flurry was sufficient to secure the victory.

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It's important to note that neither team hit any home runs collectively. The White Sox and Yankees combined for eight launches during the matchup last year.

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The game's other four key takeaways are listed below, along with a transcript of the commentary CBS Sports offered during our live blog coverage.

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In some ways, the Cubs' early defence was a "bend but don't break" strategy.

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In each of the first three innings, the Reds left two runners on base, but they were unable to score any runs.

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