Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Derrick Robinson's squeeze bunt highlighted
a four-run sixth inning that carried Cincinnati to a 5-2 win over the visiting
Chicago Cubs and former Red Travis Wood.
Todd Frazier had two RBI for the Reds, who have won five straight and 13 of
their last 16 games. Cincinnati starter Homer Bailey (3-3) gave up two runs on
five hits, walked three and struck out eight over six innings.
Anthony Rizzo finished 3-for-3 with a walk and one RBI for Chicago, which has
dropped a season-worst six consecutive games. Wood (4-3) surrendered five runs
on seven hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings, snapping his streak of quality
starts to begin the season at nine.
The Reds, down 2-1 entering the sixth, saw their first two batters reach base
as Joey Votto walked and Brandon Phillips singled. Frazier tied things up with
a one-out base hit to center field and Phillips scored the go-ahead run on
Robinson's perfectly executed squeeze play.
Ryan Hanigan followed with an RBI double and scored on a single by pinch-
hitter Cesar Izturis.
The Cubs stranded two men in the eighth against Jonathan Broxton and were
retired 1-2-3 in the ninth by Aroldis Chapman, who earned his 12th save of the
Chicago got on the board in the third with a pair of two-out runs. Rizzo ended
an 0-for-22 slump with a double that plated David DeJesus, who had walked, and
Alfonso Soriano brought Rizzo home with a single.
The Reds halved their deficit on Frazier's sacrifice fly in the fourth.
Wood became the first Cubs starter to open a season with nine straight quality
outings since Mordecai Brown had 11 in 1908 ... Votto went 0-for-3 to halt his
hitting streak at 12 games, the same number Phillips has now hit safely in ...
The Reds improved to 18-6 at Great American Ball Park this year.
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