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Mayor Mallory and SF Mayor Lee place bet on NLDS matchup

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Mayor Mark Mallory and San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee agreed to a friendly wager on the Reds-Giants National League Division Series game.

The two cities have one thing in common, a love for chili so the City's team who loses in the playoffs will host a chili cook-off fundraiser at a local firehouse. The proceeds will benefit the winning City's youth programs.

"The Reds have thrilled us all summer with a magical season, and now, Cincinnati is fired up for postseason baseball," Mayor Mallory said. "I sure hope San Francisco Chili is as good as Mayor Lee says it is, that way it raises lots of money for Cincinnati's youth, after the Reds send the Giants packing in the first round."

Game one begins at 9:37 p.m. in San Francisco on Saturday. "San Francisco is lit up in Giants Orange again and the entire City stands behind our Giants as they make another exciting run for the title," said Mayor Lee. "While I enjoy the chili dished up at our Fire Houses, I'll instead be seeing the fine firefighters of Cincinnati serving it up to support our City's youth and recreational programs!"

The Reds finished the regular season with a 97-65 record to capture the National League Central title.

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