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Arroyo, Reds deal Cubs sixth straight loss

Sep 6, 2008 - 4:32 AM By Doug Tifft PA Sportsticker Contributing Writer

CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- Bronson Arroyo and the Cincinnati Reds added to the Chicago Cubs' misery on Friday night.

Arroyo continued his run of stellar pitching and was aided by a pair of home runs from rookies as the Reds dealt the Cubs their sixth straight loss with a 10-2 victory.

Arroyo (14-10), the reigning National League Co-Player of the Week, surrendered one run and four hits and struck out six in 6 1/3 innings to improve to 10-3 with a 3.14 ERA over his last 13 starts dating back to June 29.

"I felt good tonight," Arroyo said. "There was good energy in the crowd tonight. I painted a couple of guys (on the corner) in the first inning and got three strikeouts. So that kind of set the tone."

"He's getting on a roll right here," Baker said. "We'll just try to ride it all the way to the end of the season and hope it carries over."

Arroyo was given some early run support by Joey Votto, whose two-run homer in the first inning was the first baseman's third in as many days.

Making his own case for the NL Rookie of the Year on the same field as presumptive favorite Geovany Soto, Votto had two hits, two runs and three RBI to improve his average to .396 (38-for-96) with four home runs and 24 RBI over his last 26 games.

"This guy has been hot," Reds manager Dusty Baker said of Votto. "He works hard, he studies a lot and it is paying off."

Votto was part of a second-inning rally that ended the night for Chicago lefthander Ted Lilly, as his bases-loaded walk, along with Jeff Keppinger's RBI double and Edwin Encarnacion's sacrifice fly, gave the Reds a 5-0 advantage.

Lilly (13-9) allowed five runs, four hits and three walks in two innings, his shortest outing of the season.

After Lilly exited, rookie right fielder Jay Bruce put the game out of reach in the fourth, when Chicago reliever Jon Lieber loaded the bases with two outs and Bruce took his fastball 391 feet to the opposite field for his first career grand slam.

"It was actually the first grand slam of my whole life," Bruce said. "I have had a lot of firsts this year, and to be up here helping this ballclub win feels really good."

Arroyo cruised for the first six innings before getting into trouble in the seventh, issuing a leadoff walk to Jim Edmonds and an RBI double to Koyie Hill. But by that point, the Cubs had essentially thrown in the towel. Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez, Soto and Mark DeRosa were taken out of the game in the sixth with the club down by nine runs.

"We've struggled the last week, the last five, six games," Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano said. "We have to figure out how to get out of this. I know it's going to come. Good teams get out of slumps. When we come back, we'll be better."

Hill had two hits for the Cubs in his first major league appearance since nearly severing all the fingers on his right hand in a table-saw accident last September.








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    CINCINNATI 2 3 0 4 0 0 1 0 x 10 10 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CHN - TED LILLY, JON LIEBER (3RD), ANGEL GUZMAN (5TH), KEVIN HART
    (7TH), BOBBY HOWRY (8TH) AND GEOVANY SOTO, KOYIE HILL (6TH)
    CIN - BRONSON ARROYO, GARY MAJEWSKI (7

    Sep 5 10:20 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY JAY BRUCE ALLOWED MIKE FONTENOT TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K HILL ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 2
    CINCINNATI 10 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: K FUKUDOME (.263, 0-FOR-3)

    Cubs 2, Reds 10  Top 8, 0 OutsSep 5 10:05 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN HANIGAN SCORED JAY BRUCE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R HANIGAN ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 1
    CINCINNATI 10 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: B BRAY (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Cubs 1, Reds 10  Bot 7, 0 OutsSep 5 9:48 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY KOYIE HILL SCORED JIM EDMONDS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K HILL ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 1
    CINCINNATI 9 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: K FUKUDOME (.263, 0-FOR-2)

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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    GRAND SLAM BY JAY BRUCE (16) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN THE 4TH
    OFF JON LIEBER SCORED JEFF KEPPINGER, BRANDON PHILLIPS AND JOEY
    VOTTO.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 0, CINCINNATI 9
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    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 0
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    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 0
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    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: E ENCARNACION (.251, 0-FOR-1)

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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JEFF KEPPINGER SCORED RYAN HANIGAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J KEPPINGER ON SECOND, C DICKERSON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 0
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    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: B PHILLIPS (.262, 0-FOR-1)

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    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JOEY VOTTO (18) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 1ST OFF TED LILLY SCORED BRANDON PHILLIPS.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 0, CINCINNATI 2
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: E ENCARNACION (.251, 24 HR, 59 RBI)

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