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Cubs, Reds fans try to beat heat


CINCINNATI (AP) -- While the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds focused on baseball, their fans were trying to beat the heat.

Fans brought bottles of water, wore ball caps or straw hats, and took free sunscreen and cups of ice offered at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park because of temperatures topping 90 degrees and rising for Wednesday afternoon's game.

There were misting stations blowing around the park, and the Reds also set up air conditioned rooms where fans could watch the game on TV if they needed a break from the heat.

Cubs fan Brad Daniels of Green Bay, Wis., wasn't worried about his seat directly in the sun two rows behind the Cubs' dugout, saying he was there to see "the boys of summer."

The Cubs beat the Reds 4-1.


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