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Dunn leads homer parade as Reds batter Cubs

Jul 10, 2008 - 11:16 PM CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The Cincinnati Reds couldn't do much against Ryan Dempster and Carlos Zambrano in the first two games of their series against the Chicago Cubs. With the wind blowing out, Thursday was an entirely different story.

Adam Dunn highlighted a long-ball barrage with a shot that cleared the right field bleachers at Wrigley Field as the Reds avoided a sweep with a 12-7 victory over the Cubs.

Held to a combined seven hits in the previous two contests, Cincinnati broke out with seven home runs against starter Ted Lilly (9-6) and the Chicago bullpen. David Ross belted two, Edwin Encarnacion, Brandon Phillips, Ken Griffey Jr., Joey Votto and Dunn also homered for the Reds, who matched a season high.

"I didn't realize it was that many," Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker said. "I just wanted them to keep coming. I was looking at the scoreboard and saying, 'nine more outs or whatever' - hoping to get this win."

In the sixth inning, Dunn's blast off Jon Lieber - which gave the Reds a 10-5 lead - bounced off an apartment building after landing on Sheffield Avenue beyond the right field fence. It was his 24th of the season and 23rd at Wrigley Field, the most of an active opponent.

Bronson Arroyo (7-7) recorded the win despite allowing five runs in five innings. He was not sharp, but benefited from the Reds' power surge.

"In this ballpark, the ball can fly out when the wind is blowing out," Arroyo said. "We have some guys with power, so I am not surprised when our guys start hitting home runs."

All five Chicago pitchers gave up at least one homer, with Lilly surrendering two. He was unable to follow up the strong outings by Dempster and Zambrano, allowing four runs and six hits in 2 2/3 innings.

"It's a mental grind when something like that happens and you just have to try to battle through it," Cubs catcher Geovanny Soto said. "At certain points, you start to think you don't know what else to do. You just have to work with the pitchers and try to get out of it."

After Ryan Theriot's two-run single put the Cubs ahead, 3-1, in the second, Lilly coughed up the lead in the third, when the Reds scored three runs. Phillips' two-run homer made it 4-3.

"I didn't pitch very well today," Lilly said. "I knew it would be a battle from the beginning. It was a real ugly inning (in the third)."

Lilly was pulled quickly by manager Lou Piniella, departing with the Cubs only down a run. Michael Wuertz escaped a first-and jam in the third , but Wuertz surrendered a three-run homer to Griffey in the fourth that made it 7-3. He also allowed Encarnacion's sacrifice fly in the inning.

"I don't think (Lilly) had good stuff," Piniella said. "He will get a nice breather now until the second half and he will be much fresher and much stronger."

Mike Fontenot's two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth slice the deficit to 8-5, but Ross' first homer in the fifth and Dunn's tape-measure drive in the sixth - both off Lieber - restored the Reds' five-run cushion.

Ross added another solo homer in the seventh and Votto completed the onslaught in the ninth. The Reds finished with 18 hits.

"When your pitcher goes out and gives up some runs, it's nice to be able to answer right back for him," Ross said.

The Cubs had a chance to climb back into the game in the seventh, when they closed within 10-6 after third baseman Encarnacion threw away a potential double-play grounder.

However, with runners on the corners and no outs, Bill Bray induced Ryan Theriot - the next batter - to hit another grounder to third. This time, Encarnacion was able to start a double play








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CINCINNATI 0 1 3 4 1 1 1 0 1 12 18 2
    CHICAGO CUBS 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 7 9 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CIN - BRONSON ARROYO, BILL BRAY (6TH), MIKE LINCOLN (7TH), JARED
    BURTON (8TH), FRANCISCO CORDERO (9TH) AND DAVID ROSS
    CHN - TED LILLY, MICHAEL WUERTZ (3RD), JON LIE

    Jul 10 5:45 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOEY VOTTO (13) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    9TH OFF NEAL COTTS.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 12, CHICAGO CUBS 7
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: D ROSS (.258, 2-FOR-3, BB, 2 HR, 2 RBI)

    Reds 12, Cubs 7  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 10 5:19 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY DAVID ROSS (3) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 7TH OFF CHAD GAUDIN.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 11, CHICAGO CUBS 7
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: B BRAY (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Reds 11, Cubs 7  Top 7, 0 OutsJul 10 4:54 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CINCINNATI 0 1 3 4 1 1 10 13 1
    CHICAGO CUBS 1 2 0 2 0 2 7 8 0 (TOP 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CIN - BILL BRAY
    CHN - JON LIEBER (OUT)

    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: D ROSS (.250, 1-FOR-2, BB, HR, RBI)
    B BRAY (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)
    J HAIRSTON JR (.335

    Reds 10, Cubs 7  Top 7, 0 OutsJul 10 4:45 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY RONNY CEDENO SCORED MARK DEROSA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R CEDENO ON FIRST, M FONTENOT ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 10
    CHICAGO CUBS 6 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: R THERIOT (.316, 2-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Reds 10, Cubs 6  Bot 6, 0 OutsJul 10 4:35 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY ADAM DUNN (24) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    6TH OFF JON LIEBER.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 10, CHICAGO CUBS 5
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: E ENCARNACION (.250, 2-FOR-2, SF, HR, 2 RBI)

    Reds 10, Cubs 5  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 10 4:23 PM
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    Reds 9, Cubs 5  Bot 5, 0 OutsJul 10 4:09 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY DAVID ROSS (2) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    5TH OFF JON LIEBER.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 9, CHICAGO CUBS 5
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: B ARROYO (.156, 0-FOR-2)

    Reds 9, Cubs 5  Top 5, 0 OutsJul 10 4:04 PM
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    Reds 8, Cubs 5  Top 5, 0 OutsJul 10 4:03 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MIKE FONTENOT (7) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF BRONSON ARROYO SCORED JIM EDMONDS.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 8, CHICAGO CUBS 5
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: M WUERTZ (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Reds 8, Cubs 5  Bot 4, 0 OutsJul 10 3:58 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY EDWIN ENCARNACION SCORED BRANDON PHILLIPS.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 8
    CHICAGO CUBS 3 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J VOTTO (.284, 2-FOR-2)

    Reds 8, Cubs 3  Top 4, 0 OutsJul 10 3:49 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY KEN GRIFFEY JR (12) TO RIGHT CENTER
    WITH 0 OUT IN THE 4TH OFF MICHAEL WUERTZ SCORED JERRY HAIRSTON JR AND
    JEFF KEPPINGER.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 7, CHICAGO CUBS 3
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: B PHILLIPS (.287, 1-FOR-2, HR, 2 RBI)

    Reds 7, Cubs 3  Top 4, 0 OutsJul 10 3:44 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY BRANDON PHILLIPS (15) TO CENTER WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 3RD OFF TED LILLY SCORED KEN GRIFFEY JR.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 4, CHICAGO CUBS 3
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: A DUNN (.226, 0-FOR-1)

    Reds 4, Cubs 3  Top 3, 0 OutsJul 10 3:15 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY KEN GRIFFEY JR SCORED JERRY HAIRSTON JR.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K GRIFFEY JR ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 2
    CHICAGO CUBS 3 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: B PHILLIPS (.285, 0-FOR-1)

    Reds 2, Cubs 3  Top 3, 0 OutsJul 10 3:13 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN THERIOT SCORED MARK DEROSA AND MIKE
    FONTENOT.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R THERIOT ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 1
    CHICAGO CUBS 3 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: K FUKUDOME (.286, 0-FOR-1)

    Reds 1, Cubs 3  Bot 2, 0 OutsJul 10 3:05 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY EDWIN ENCARNACION (14) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF TED LILLY.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 1, CHICAGO CUBS 1
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J VOTTO (.279, 12 HR, 39 RBI)

    Reds 1, Cubs 1  Top 2, 0 OutsJul 10 2:44 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DERREK LEE SCORED RYAN THERIOT.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D LEE ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 0
    CHICAGO CUBS 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: A RAMIREZ (.291, 16 HR, 63 RBI)

    Reds 0, Cubs 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsJul 10 2:37 PM