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Reds outlast Cubs in 10 innings

Jun 13, 2015 - 2:14 AM Chicago, IL ( - Eugenio Suarez's 10th-inning single scored Todd Frazier and the Cincinnati Reds earned a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday.

J.J. Hoover (5-0) fired two scoreless innings for the win after starter Johnny Cueto allowed all four Cubs runs in seven innings. Aroldis Chapman recorded his 13th save with two strikeouts in the 10th.

Frazier hit his 18th home run of the season to help the Reds even this four- game series.

Hector Rondon (3-1) took the loss by surrendering the unearned run in the 10th inning after four Chicago relievers held the Reds scoreless in the previous four innings. Starter Jason Hammel yielded four runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and three walks in five innings.

"Just out of sync today," said Hammel. "The fact that we had a chance to still be in it and win when I left was nice because it could have been a lot worse."

Starlin Castro hit his fifth home run of the season for the Cubs.

After the Cubs tied the game in the sixth, neither team threatened again until the bottom of the ninth when Chris Coghlan led off with a single. After he moved up to second on a sacrifice bunt, Jay Bruce made a diving catch in the right-center field to rob pinch-hitter Jonathan Herrera of a potential walkoff hit. Addison Russell walked with two outs, but Dexter Fowler flew out to end the Cubs' opportunity.

"I think really the catalyst to everything was the catch Jay Bruce made in right field," said Reds manager Bryan Price. "It was a game-saver."

Frazier started the 10th by hitting a ground ball to Kris Bryant at third base. Bryant bobbled the ball, and Anthony Rizzo could not grab his errant throw to get the out. Bruce's single moved him up to third base, and after Suarez failed to lay down a squeeze bunt with one out, he singled to left, through a drawn-in infield to score Frazier.

Chapman struck out the first two he faced before yielding a walk to Miguel Montero to put the potential tying run on base, but Castro lined out to left to end the game.

The Reds were all over Hammel early and only needed two batters to go up 1-0. Skip Schumaker reached base on Russell's error, and he scored on Ivan De Jesus' double. Frazier's double then scored De Jesus, and Frazier scored on Brayan Pena's two-out single to put the Cubs down 3-0 before they even batted.

Chicago struck back with two in the second. Hammel helped himself with a two- out RBI single, and Russell followed with an RBI double. Schumaker's diving catch down the left-field line saved a run.

Hammel, though, was unable to record a shutdown inning. Frazier's home run to lead off the third extended Cincinnati's lead to 4-2.

After allowing Chicago's two runs, Cueto retired 10 of the 11 batters he faced before running into trouble in the sixth. Bryant led off with a single, and Castro later ripped a hanging changeup over the left-field bleachers to tie the game.

Game Notes

Rizzo struck out three times and lost an 18-game on-base streak ... Cueto struck out nine ... Hammel had only allowed two first-inning runs in his prior 11 starts this season ... Hoover has not allowed an earned run since April 21 against Milwaukee.