National League Game Summary - Cincinnati at Chicago|
(Friday, August 10th)
Final Score: Cincinnati 10, Chicago 8
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Todd Frazier went 3-for-4 with a double and
four RBI as the Cincinnati Reds snapped a five-game losing streak with a 10-8
win over the Chicago Cubs in the second installment of a four-game set at
Ryan Ludwick had three hits, including a two-run homer, and scored four runs
for the Reds, who improved to 20-8 since the All-Star break.
Homer Bailey (10-7) earned the win after giving up four runs on nine hits and
striking out five over 5 2/3 innings.
Aroldis Chapman picked up his 26th save after recording the last out of the
eighth before tossing a perfect ninth.
"It's a new day. We don't harp on what happened yesterday or the day before,"
Frazier said. "We just keep doing what we have to do. This is a pretty good
win for us, putting 10 runs on the board is nice and getting the 'W',
especially at a park like this is pretty nice."
Alfonso Soriano drove in three runs and Starlin Castro had two hits and two
RBI for the Cubs, losers in nine of their last 10 games.
Justin Germano (1-2) was saddled with the loss after giving up six runs --
four earned -- on seven hits over 5 2/3 frames.
"You have to go out there and try to pitch around errors and minimize the
damage," Germano said. "You have to go out there and shut the other team down
to try and keep your team in the ball game."
Chicago had the bases loaded with no outs in the first but were only able to
push one run across.
Soriano grounded into a fielder's choice to plate David DeJesus. Bailey struck
out Castro before Josh Vitters grounded out to short to end the threat.
The Reds countered with two in the second to take a 2-1 lead. Ludwick singled
to left, then scored on Frazier's double. After Germano intentionally walked
Devin Mesoraco, Bailey singled to bring home Frazier.
Cincinnati tacked on three more in the third after sloppy defense and a two-
run homer from Ludwick.
Brandon Phillips reached on an error before Ludwick belted his 20th homer of
the season into the center-field seats. Xavier Paul followed with a single,
stole second, then moved to third on a fielding error by Vitters. Mesoraco
then ripped a grounder to short, but the ball went under Castro's glove and
Paul scored easily.
The Cubs answered with two runs of their own in the home half. Darwin Barney
and Anthony Rizzo singled, before both runners moved up on a wild pitch.
Soriano then delivered with a double to clear the bases.
The Reds added a pair in the sixth to go up 8-3. Drew Stubbs singled, stole
second then scored when Welington Castillo's throw sailed past Castro at
second. Center fielder Brett Jackson charged, but missed the overthrow and the
ball rolled past him, allowing Stubbs to score easily.
Phillips followed with a double, stole third, then scored on Frazier's base
Castillo's double in the home half plated one and Castro knocked in two in
the seventh to make it 8-6.
Castro singled to right before Castillo doubled off the wall with two outs in
In the seventh, DeJesus walked and Barney singled to put two on for Castro,
who ripped a double down the line.
The Reds scored one in eighth when Frazier singled to bring home Ludwick.
The Cubs scored two in the home half but left the game-tying run on third.
Jackson walked then scored on Castillo's double. DeJesus later doubled to
bring home Castillo. DeJesus moved to third when Barney grounded out, but the
Reds turned to Chapman, who struck out Rizzo to preserve the lead.
"I'm a little upset today," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "There were a few
things that were taken for granted today, and some things aren't acceptable
when you take things for granted."
Zack Cozart's double in the ninth brought home Ryan Hanigan to cap the
Bailey won for the first time since July 20th....Frazier leads all NL rookies
with 44 RBI...Castro has 91 multi-hit games since 2011. He is also tied with
Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez for the most errors in the
majors with 18.
08/11 01:04:21 ET